Rivian R1T deliveries set to begin in July, Launch Edition now $2,000 cheaper

Rivian R1T
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Rivian has announced deliveries of the R1T have been delayed, but only by one month. The R1T Launch Edition trucks will now be delivered in July.

In an update to their website today, Rivian says all deliveries of the Launch Edition will be complete by spring 2022. If you have one on order, you should be hearing from your Rivian Guide (aka Delivery Advisor) no later than November, the same date deliveries are expected to begin in Canada.

Along with the announcement of deliveries, Rivian has also announced several updates to the electric truck, one of which makes it cheaper.

After listening to feedback from customers, the automaker has decided to make the Off-Road Upgrade Package optional on both the Launch Edition and Adventure Package vehicles. As a result, all customers with pre-orders will see their trucks are now $2,000 less.

If they do plan on doing extensive off-roading, customers can select to add the package and have their price return to the original amount.

Other udpates include:

  • Air compressor now standard on all Rivian vehicles
  • Rivian Adventure Gear now available in configurator
  • Camp Kitchen now includes Snow Peak Kitchen Set

Camp Kitchen R1TCamp Kitchen R1T

If you’re looking to test drive a R1T, it was also announced this morning they are beginning their Drive Program in August. The program will kick off in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Other cities will be announced soon.

Our drive program includes two types of experiences — at-home drives and tour events. For our at-home drives, simply schedule the date and time that’s most convenient, and we will bring the vehicle to you. You can choose an in-depth walkaround by one our team members or opt for a self-guided tour.

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