Most spy pictures characteristic automobiles which are working and driving, however the automobile in query as we speak would not even have wheels but. Within the background of those pictures of the Rivian R1T pickup truck, there is a vivid blue foam buck. Shut examination reveals it to look a bit like a hatchback, and so we expect this is likely to be the rally-inspired automobile Rivian’s founder advised AutoExpress about a number of months in the past.
We are able to see that the profile suggests a hatchback with the lengthy, slowly sloping roofline and home windows that stretch previous the rear door. The decrease window line sweeps up aggressively towards the rear, a bit reminiscent a Mazda3. The nostril additionally seems to be comparatively lengthy, probably giving the hatch rear-drive proportions. Not that the form can be crucial with electrical motors and batteries, however Rivian has proven that it nonetheless likes utilizing time-tested design in its automobiles with the R1T and R1S, two historically boxy, aggressive wanting vans.
In keeping with our spy photographer and his designer supply, we should not get too carried away with design hypothesis from this one prototype. Apparently these design bucks are used for testing sight strains, seating association, ergonomics and such. In consequence, the outside design is much from completed, since most of it will not be seen from the within. However the window form does counsel a considerably curvy hatch, and our photographer notes that the fenders might be just like manufacturing, as they may have an effect on visibility in the event that they’re as large as they look like.
We’ll be watching the event of this automobile intently. Based mostly on the R1T and R1S, this hatchback will certainly have all-wheel-drive from two electrical motors, a number of energy and a considerable amount of floor clearance. And it’ll in all probability be comparatively dear.