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Rivian Introduces R2, R3, and R3X Built on New Midsize Platform; R2 Starting Around $45,000

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Rivian unveiled its new midsize platform which underpins R2 and R3 product lines. R2 is Rivian’s all-new midsize SUV. R3 is a midsize crossover and R3X is a performance variant of R3 offering more dynamic abilities both on and off road.

Rivian introduces its midsize platform family R2, R3 and R3X
Rivian introduces its midsize platform family: R2, R3 and R3X.

R2 and R3 will feature two battery sizes. The larger pack will achieve more than 300 miles of range on a single charge and offer 0-60 mph acceleration in under 3 seconds with the quickest powertrain configuration.

Pricing for R2 is expected to start around $45,000, and R3 will be priced below R2, making Rivian vehicles more accessible to more people. Rivian’s development teams have been intensely focused on cost through manufacturing, design innovation, and robust supply chain development.

R2 is available to reserve now in the US for $100 with deliveries expected to begin in the first half of 2026. R3 and R3X deliveries will start after R2, to ensure a smooth launch and rapid ramp of R2; this is a learning from Rivian’s simultaneous launch of R1T, R1S and EDV. R2, R3, R3X will be available internationally following their North American launches.

Platform. Developed to deliver performance, range, and cost-efficiency, R2 and R3 were built on an all-new midsize vehicle platform. This platform consolidates and eliminates parts using intelligent design, including the use of high pressure die castings, a structural battery unit where the top of the pack also serves as the floor, and closure systems that reduce complexity. R2 and R3 also utilize Rivian’s drive unit platform and internally developed network architecture, computer topology and software stack.

R2 and R3 highlights. Leveraging Rivian’s in-house drive unit platform and technology, there will be Single-Motor (RWD), Dual-Motor (AWD), and Tri-Motor (two motors in rear and one in front) configurations, with the quickest configuration delivering 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

The structural battery utilizes an all-new 4695 cell that offers significant improvements in energy density and output, estimated to deliver more than 300 miles of range on a single charge for both R2 and R3.

DC fast charging is compatible with both NACS (native) and CCS (with adapter), charging from 10% to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

Utilizing Rivian’s new perception stack featuring 11 cameras, five radars and a more powerful compute platform, R2 and R3 will provide enhanced autonomous capabilities.

As with all Rivian vehicles, Rivian has developed its network architecture, topology of computers and associated full software platform to facilitate frequent software updates.

R2 production to be launched in Normal, Illinois. To enable R2 to be launched earlier and with a considerable reduction in the capital required for its launch, Rivian plans to start production of R2 in its existing Normal, Illinois manufacturing facility.

Beyond significantly reducing the amount of capital needed to bring R2 to market, the company believes this approach considerably reduces risk to the launch and associated ramp; efficiently leverages its existing manufacturing and operations teams; and expands the total capacity for the site to 215,000 units per year.

Rivian addsbthat its Georgia plant remains an extremely important part of its strategy to scale production of R2 and R3. The timing for resuming construction is expected to be later to focus its teams on the capital-efficient launch of R2 in Normal.

Source from Green Car Congress

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