Only a small percentage of customers chose the entry-level Explore configuration. The vehicles originally came with two packages — Adventure and Explore — and the “vast majority” chose Adventure.
Customers who opted for the Explore package saved at least $5,500. The Adventure Package, which starts at $73,000, has a premium interior and Gear Guard remote monitoring system and security cables.
“By focusing on the Adventure trim package, we’re able to streamline our supply chain and ultimately deliver vehicles more quickly,” Rivian said.
Its customers who ordered the Explore option can still reconfigure to the Adventure package, cancel their preorder or “do nothing,” Rivian said.
The package can be reconfigured online, and Rivian said it will provide a new delivery window estimate, noting it will not automatically result in an earlier date.
If customers do not take action by September 1, Rivian said it will remove the preorder for the Explorer package from the production queue until they have updated the configuration.
Customers who choose to cancel will receive a full refund through September 16th.