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Rivian R2 specifications have been leaked from the automaker’s website

Specs for the Rivian R2 leaked this week ahead of Thursday’s reveal. Found by “internet sleuths” who tipped Electrekits specifications were buried in the EV source code teaser website (briefly seen by anyone in the public using web inspector). The code suggests the R2 will have a range of up to 330 miles and a starting price of $47,000 when it arrives in 2026.

The R2 is claimed to have a 0 to 60 mph time of three seconds, but it’s probably reasonable to expect that only in top-of-the-line models. The code lists the compact SUV as a five-seater with a 115.6-inch wheelbase. Other details include a length of 185.6 inches, a width of 75 inches (84.4 inches with mirrors) and a height of 66.9 inches.

The code says it will have a NACS charging port, but adds that it can also charge at CCS stations. The leak also lists a powered rear window and a bike rack that “snaps into the accessory ports in the back.” (It says no tools are required.) The bike rack is said to fit into the R2’s trunk when not in use. “We design our vehicles to maximize storage,” reads the source code marketing copy. “The spacious front trunk offers plenty of storage space for large items, from weekend gear to weekly grocery hauls.”

Other details from the source code include a maximum ground clearance of 9.8 inches, 32-inch wheel and tire diameter, a 25-degree approach angle and a 27-degree departure angle.

Rivian confirmed last month that it will officially unveil the R2 on March 7. The automaker’s CEO, RJ Scaringe, previously said the car will be smaller and cheaper than the R1. Its starting price of $47,000 (the code also lists $47,500 elsewhere) would put it right in the $40,000 to $60,000 range promised by CFO Claire McDonough earlier.

Unfortunately, news of new layoffs at Rivian came before Thursday’s launch event. Crain’s Chicago Business (through Quartz) first reported that the EV maker has laid off “about 100” employees at its Normal, IL factory. That’s about one percent of all workers at the plant. The layoffs follow (or may be part of) those announced in February, when Rivian said it would cut 10 percent of its workforce.

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