Rivian 2024 Canadian International AutoShow plans revealed

Rivian 2024 Canadian International AutoShow plans revealed

Rivian 2024 Canadian International AutoShow plans revealed. The U.S. based manufacturer of electric vehicles and automotive technology, is making its first-ever appearance at the Canadian International AutoShow.

The automaker known for its award-winning electric adventure vehicles debuted in British Columbia with its flagship vehicles, the R1T pickup and R1S SUV, in 2022. More recently, the EV maker launched in Toronto with a service centre and office in Vaughan at the end of last year. Rivian service centres in Calgary and Montreal are soon to follow as Rivian expands deliveries of its R1 vehicles across Canada via its direct-to-consumer approach.

Rivian is also known for producing an all-electric delivery vehicle for Amazon and its Rivian Adventure Network of DC fast chargers and Rivian Waypoints Network of Level 2 chargers. Both networks are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.

At the AutoShow, Rivian will showcase the R1S SUV and R1T pickup in the Auto Exotica Boutique on the 100 level of the North Building in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

  • R1S — On or off road, the R1S SUV is designed for comfort and performance. Comfortable seating for seven, plus 104.7 cubic feet of cargo space and towing capacity of 7,700 pounds, the R1S checks every box for a utility vehicle. All-wheel drive is standard on the R1S. It offers three drive system options, can provide more than 600 kilometres per charge and accelerate to 100 km/h in three seconds.
  • R1T — A fully connected driving experience, the R1T is a truck unlike any other. It boasts 62 cubic feet of storage space between the bed, front trunk, under-seat compartments, centre console and Gear Tunnel. Drive through a metre of water. Rock crawl a 100 per cent grade. Traverse just about any terrain with more than 35 centimetres of ground clearance. The R1T can tow 11,000 pounds and reach 100 km/h as quick as three seconds. Similar to the R1S, its three drive system options offer a range between 434 and 659 kilometres.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Rivian has a network of offices, research and development centres and manufacturing campuses across the United States and into Europe and Canada — it has an operation in Vancouver where its vehicle management software teams work on the development of apps and digital products for both its consumer and commercial fleet vehicles.


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