Rivian R1T and R1S Features: Bluetooth Speaker and Auto-Leveling Suspension

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Rivian R1T and R1S Features
Rivian R1T and R1S Features

The R1T and R1S were introduced by Rivian with the intention of not only making a profit but also giving consumers access to adaptable vehicles that could go a variety of terrains with the least amount of negative environmental effects. In keeping with their tagline, “keep the world adventurous forever,” Rivian aimed to meet the demands of outdoor lovers.

Recognizing Americans’ penchant for transforming their vehicles into temporary retreats and the popularity of outdoor activities like tailgating, Rivian incorporated a thoughtful addition into the R1S and R1T: a portable Bluetooth speaker conveniently stored and charged in the center console.

This feature sets Rivian apart from competitors who might have settled for a simple drawer, contributing to the brand’s positive reputation. Furthermore, Rivian implemented an auto-leveling feature for its suspension system, boasting 6.5 inches of vertical travel, ensuring a smooth ride even over rough terrain.

Rivian R1T and R1S Features
Rivian R1T and R1S Features

While prioritizing off-road capability, Rivian also considered aerodynamic efficiency, which is evident in the flush door handles, albeit with potential security implications. While flush door handles enhance aerodynamics, they inadvertently expose the vehicle to security risks, potentially attracting unwanted attention from thieves.

Despite recommendations in some areas to leave car keys accessible, American car owners typically prefer safeguarding their property, leading to potential confrontations with thieves.

Notably, Rivian’s portable camp speaker, valued for its multi-functionality, faces a theft risk, given its aftermarket resale value. Despite its ambient lighting and portable battery features, thieves target it for its resale potential, emphasizing the need for heightened security measures.

To mitigate risks, Rivian owners are advised to keep their vehicles locked, even during home charging sessions, to deter theft attempts. While replacement speakers may be available in the future, customers should remain vigilant to safeguard their investment.


By Annie Linardos

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