Ford-backed upstart EV automaker Rivian is getting close to starting production of its very first model – the R1T Launch Edition, which was recently pushed back from June to July, thanks to the semiconductor chip shortage. Regardless, when deliveries do begin, owners that opt for models equipped with the Adventure Package will find some pretty nifty features present in the Rivian R1T interior.
The Adventure Package adds $5,500 to the cost of an R1T, but also comes standard with the sold-out Launch Edition. However, it includes a host of features for that money, including a power tonneau cover, Gear Guard, an 18-speaker Rivian Elevation audio system by Meridian, natural-grained ash wood interior finishes, perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching, heated and ventilated seats, driver and passenger lumbar adjustment, Compass Yellow interior accents, a 100 percent recycled microfiber headliner, and Chilewich floor mats.
That much we already knew, but now new details regarding the Adventure Package-equipped Rivian R1T interior have been revealed by the automaker. The rear seat features ISOFIX anchors and top tether attachments capable of holding up to three car seats, the seats are eight-way power-adjustable, and driver preferences are saved in one’s driver profile. But there are some nifty “hidden” features present here, too.
That includes a 1,000-lumen rechargeable flashlight stowed in the driver’s side door frame, as well as a compartment in the passenger side door that holds an optional 130-piece Rivian Field Kit containing a fold-up shovel, rescue blanket, and poncho. In the front of the center console, owners will find a removable weatherproof Camp Speaker with a built-in lantern, which charges automatically when it’s stowed away and not being used.
These are nifty features indeed, and a fairly stark contrast to the more traditional interior present in the R1T’s competitor, the Ford F-150 Lightning. Regardless, the Lightning does present several cool tech features, including Intelligent Range, which constantly updates range estimates based on a number of factors, as well as Onboard Scales, which weigh cargo. There are no flashlights or removable speakers, but it remains to be seen if little things like those are enough to convince buyers to pay the premium price – $73,000 for the Adventure Package – for an R1T.