Rivian’s Surprise Reveal Introduces New R3 And R3X Electric Crossovers

In the cabin, it’s another familiar affair. The R3 will have a large, center touchscreen to control most of the features, with a second, smaller display for the driver’s instrumentation. Storage will include a front trunk, or frunk, as well as two gloveboxes: one ahead of the front passenger, and one in the center of the dashboard. There’ll also be Rivian’s popular pop-out flashlight, which docks into the driver’s door where it recharges.

Though it may be shorter, Rivian isn’t stinting on performance. The R3 will have the same single, dual, and tri-motor configurations as offered on the R2 — which in their most potent form on both R2 and R3 will be capable of a 0-60 mph time under 3.0 seconds, the automaker claims — as well as the same larger-format battery cells. With the bigger battery, you can expect over 300 miles of range on a charge. 

With a shorter wheelbase, though, the R3 should be more of a driver’s EV. “It’s dynamically incredible,” Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe said of the company’s new baby, and just to underscore that there’s a second, even more aggressive version.