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Rivian flexes its power with the tri-motor R3X electric crossover

After unveiling the highly anticipated R2 on Thursday, Rivian shocked the crowd with the release of the R3 and high-performance R3X electric crossover.

Meet the high-performance Rivian R3X

Rivian finally revealed the R2 electric SUV, its more afforable electric SUV at its Laguna showroom Thursday.

The new Rivian R2 is optimed for adventures in a smaller, more affordable package than the R1. You can see the “essence” of the Rivian brand all over it.

Built on a new more efficient platform, the R2 is offered in single, dual, and tri-motor configurations. All will feature over 300 miles range.

Rivian’s R2 is 400mm shorter than the R1S and lower, but is optimized for space. The electric SUV includes an open air design where the rear glass drops. With folding first and second row seats, you can easily fit surfboards, Kayaks and more.

During the event, Rivian revealed R2’s sibling, the R3. Rivian’s R3 shrinks the R2 into its take on a crossover.

Rivian’s CEO RJ Scaringe has a Steve Jobs-like “one last moment,” revealing the high performance R3X.

Scaringe said Rivian wanted to take “everything that’s emobodied” in the R2 and put it into a higher-performance package.

Rivian R3X

The Rivian R3X includes a wider wheel and tire, wider stance, more ground clearance, tri-motor setup. Rivian said it really stretched itself with the interior. Rivian included a “rugged and playful interior.

Deliveries of the Rivian’s R3 and R3X will begin after the R2 is launched in 2026.

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