GM Benchmarking Hummer EV Pickup Rival, Rivian R1T13
As impressive as it may be, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup isn’t the only game in town when it comes all-electric off-roaders. For example, automotive startup Rivian is also offering the R1T, and now, GM Authority spy photographers have caught GM benchmarking the Rivian R1T at the GM Milford Proving Grounds.
As we can see from these photos, the Rivian R1T is on its way into the GM Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan, where it will no doubt get a thorough examination by GM’s engineers.
In terms of exterior dimensions, the Rivian R1T has a wheelbase of 135.8 inches, an overall length of 217.1 inches, an overall height of 78.2 inches, and an overall width of 79 inches, making it slightly longer, slightly shorter, and significantly more narrow than the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. Two trim levels are offered, including the Adventure and the Launch Edition, with the Adventure starting at $74,800, and the Launch Edition starting at $86,800.
With regard to the powertrain, two configurations are on the table, including a Dual-Motor setup, and a Quad-Motor setup. Both provide the Rivian R1T with all-wheel drive, with one motor per axle for the Dual-Motor layout, and one motor per wheel for the Quad-Motor layout. In terms of output, the Dual-Motor produces more than 600 horsepower, while the optional Quad-Motor produces more than 800 horsepower. Torque is rated at over 600 pound-feet and over 900 pound-feet, respectively. Rivian claims a 0-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds for Dual-Motor models and 3.0 seconds for Quad-Motor models.
Several battery options are offered for the Rivian R1T as well, starting with the Standard pack, followed by the Large pack for an extra $6,000, and the Max pack for an extra $16,000. Upwards of 260 miles can be had with a full charge on the Standard pack, while the Large pack ups that figure to 314 miles. Opt for the Max pack, and you’ll get a range rating of 400 miles between plugs.
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Why? I passed one of these on the highway recently and it was butt ugly!
I think they look awesome. Much sleeker and refined than the Hummer EV. I don’t think they are really competing vehicles though.
There were Rumors that GM is developing a smaller Mid-sized Hummer pickup.
They must be benchmarking technical and performance specs, can’t be the design or build quality!
Last year Motor Trend did a comparo test between the RT1 and the Hummer H1. While they had high praise for the Hummer they chose the RT1. Some of the things they compared was the Hummers and RT1of road capabilities, ride comfort on and off road and storage especially the extra storage under the bed of the RT1. They also tested acceleration, range and fast charging. The summation was while there was nothing wrong with the Hummer the RT1 was a better every day drive.
The key is everyday drive. People don’t buy the Hummer to be just an everyday vehicle. Every time I see an R1T, outside of the lights it looks like a very pedestrian truck.
Yeah, people buy the Hummer to show off and because they need to compensate for “short” comings.
My friend has a Rivian and it is an awesome vehicle.
Rivian is basically what Land Rover should have done with at least their Range Rover offerings.
Younger people will grow up wanting a Rivian and not covet a Range Rover.
Glad GM is bench-marking the Rivian. The interior is fantastic, the Air Suspension is amazing, and its Speed is great as well.
The interior is nice, but it doesn’t look like an interior you would ever want to go off-road in and get dirty.
Hasn’t Land Rover/Range Rover made Billions doing the same?
Agreed, but they want to sell more than Land Rover/Range Rover numbers.
I don’t know any serious person who covers a Range Rover. They are technically inferior, and over-priced, just another fad vehicle.
Hopefully this is the basis for the midsize EV.