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News Rivian R1T Will Get Optional Removable Roof Panel

Rivian R1T Will Get Optional Removable Roof Panel

The Rivian R1T's removable roof will make it to production as an option starting in mid-2022.


  • The option will be offered from mid-2022.

  • The first Rivian R1T trucks leave the assembly line in June.

Removable roofs on pickups are extremely uncommon. Some of you might remember the Dodge Dakota Convertible, and yes, there’s the Gladiator but being based on the Wrangler does takes away from the special feature. For the Rivian R1T, it will be a unique option that will bring the outside into the pickup.

Well, not entirely unique. GMC’s Hummer EV will also be available with a similar open-roof concept. The fact that Rivian how just announced that this feature will become a thing for the R1T has lead brand enthusiasts to think that GMC’s decision prompted the start-up EV company, as reported by Insideevs.

Rivian R1T Panoramic roof | Photo: Rivian

It’s not clear on what trim the open-air removable roof option will be offered or the price. The standard roof is an all-glass panoramic affair which leads us to believe that the removable panel or panels may actually lower the roof’s weight. We also assume that said panel or panels will have their own storage solution onboard the R1T.

The 2021 Rivian R1T Launch Edition will be the first to leave the assembly line in June with deliveries coming in November. The Adventure and Explore trims will begin arriving in January of 2022.

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