Rivian recently revealed some future models, including the R2, R3 and R3X. However, another Rivian offering will likely come sooner than the others—the Rivian R1X.

That "X" moniker found on the R3 will likely be applied to other models, including the R1 range. A recent trademark filing suggests a more rugged R1 is in the works, including an R1TX and an R1SX. We're not sure that Rivian would stick to the naming mentioned here, but we do know a bit about what to expect from this X version of the R1 platform.

*Update: With the refreshed Rivian R1 now fully revealed we can speculate that the R1TX and R1SX will get a version of the R1's quad-motor setup. In the regular R1, this setup pumps out 1,025 horsepower. We expect the X version to match or possibly even exceed that figure. At the drag strip, the refreshed R1T hit 60 MPH in 2.59 seconds. However, the X version will be off-road focused and will be designed to utilize its horsepower and torque in other ways.

What Will the Rivian R1X Look Like?

Rivian R1X Rendering

The Rivian shown in a patent filing features an aggressive new face, rugged rockers, and a chunkier bumper that would significantly improve its approach angle. The patent also shows chunky tires. Our rendering above depicts what is seen in the patent filing and what we expect to be close to the final version regarding the exterior appearance of the R1X.

Rivian R1T Bedside Storage System Patent
Rivian R1X Patent

The R3X debuted with orange accents on the mirror caps, tow hooks and bumpers. It had a teal exterior. These elements could also be present on the R1X, though it's unlikely teal would be the only color choice.

What Will Power the R1X?

Rivian R1X Rendering

The current R1S SUV and R1T pickup have dual- and quad-motor setups in many different configurations. The R3X debuted with a tri-motor layout. 

We expect the R1X to come equipped with a quad-motor setup, perhaps with even more power than 1,025 horsepower, which is the highest rating for the refreshed R1T and R1S. 

What Off-Road Upgrades Will the R1X Have?

Rivian R3X

If the R1X is part of a new trim family, it will probably take after the R3X. It'll likely get all the required hardware for tackling the trails—a raised ride height, chunkier tires wrapped around bigger wheels, and thicker cladding along the bottom.

That means the electric pickup will be even more capable on the trail. The current R1T already has a decent approach angle of 35.5 degrees and a departure angle of 26.4 degrees, and it can wade water up to 43.1 inches. All of those numbers should improve with the X upgrades.

How Much Will the Rivian R1X Cost?

The Rivian R1T starts at around $72,000 and tops out at close to $100,000 in tri-motor form. There's no info on quad-motor pricing yet. A high-performance version like the R1X would likely be priced above the $120,000 mark. 

However, that's not outrageous for this type of vehicle. The GMC Hummer EV pickup starts at $99,340 for 2024, and the gas-powered Ford F-150 Raptor will cost $80,325 before adding available options. Then there's the Tesla Cybertruck, which can cost up to $120,000 in Foundation Series trim or just under $100,000 in Cyberbeast form.

Model Price
Rivian R1X $120,000 (est.)
GMC Hummer EV $99,340
Ford F-150 Raptor $80,325

When Does the R1X Debut?

Rivian R1X Rendering

Rivian has not provided clear guidance on when an R1X will launch, but we suspect it will come sooner rather than later. Rivian just launched the updated R1 series. Expanding the R1 lineup with an X off-road variant is something we expect to see soon.

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