Rivian reveals its intention to introduce five new models into the market

Rivian, the electric vehicle manufacturer, is set to receive a significant $5 billion investment from the Volkswagen Group. With this infusion of capital, Rivian has unveiled ambitious plans to launch five new or updated electric models in the near future, including three mass-market cars. The company’s roadmap for its upcoming vehicles was revealed in a slideshow prepared for investors, shedding light on the brand’s future product lineup.

1. Gen 1 and Gen 2 Models
2. MSP Platform and Future Models
3. Affordable Mass Market Cars
4. Future Production and Delivery Timeline
5. Anticipated Launch of New Models

The Gen 1 models from Rivian, which include the R1T pickup truck, the R1S SUV, and the electric panel van used by Amazon for deliveries, are already known to the public. Rivian has also introduced Gen 2 variants of the R1T and R1S, along with a mysterious third model that is yet to be revealed. The use of a silhouette in the presentation hints at a potential refresh or new model, but details remain vague.

Rivian is preparing to introduce a new midsize platform (MSP) that will underpin the R2, R3, and R3X electric vehicles. These models were announced earlier, with a few years remaining until they reach production. In addition, the slideshow hints at a third model to be built on the MSP architecture, sparking speculation about a potential small truck in the lineup.

Rivian’s plan also includes the development of three cloaked vehicles that are expected to be positioned as entry-level options in the lineup. While details are scarce, the term “affordable” suggests these models will be priced lower than the existing offerings. With the R2 set to commence deliveries in the first half of 2026 and the R3 to follow, the entry-level cars are likely to be introduced at a later stage.

The timeline for the rollout of Rivian’s new models indicates a staggered approach, with the higher-end R2 and R3 models scheduled to hit the market before the entry-level vehicles. As production ramps up and deliveries begin, more information about the specific features and capabilities of each model is expected to emerge.

While Rivian’s future lineup promises a diverse array of electric vehicles catering to various segments, the exact details and specifications of each model are yet to be fully revealed. As the company moves forward with its plans and implements the Volkswagen Group’s investment, consumers can look forward to an expanded range of Rivian EVs that combine innovation, sustainability, and affordability.

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