Polaris has announced its 2018 off-road vehicle line-up highlights, with the introduction of a brand-new model and a host of significant updates across the RANGER, RZR and Sportsman families, including an all-new chassis, improved performance and enhanced technology.
Following the introduction of several new models for MY2017, Polaris continues to lead the charge into 2018 with innovative new products and solutions to further enhance user experience.
RANGER – MY18
Headline news for RANGER is the introduction of a brand-new model for the EMEA region, as the RANGER XP 1000 makes its debut.
Following extensive development and testing at the Polaris R&D facility in Wyoming, the new RANGER boasts class leading power (82hp), torque (61lb-ft), ground clearance (330mm), suspension travel (280mm) and towing capacity (over 1100kg).
Featuring the proven ProStar 1000 Twin Cylinder engine, the RANGER XP 1000 features a new one-piece frame providing improved chassis stiffness and automotive levels of refinement with a re-designed interior to provide more storage and capability.
Featuring bold and aggressive new styling on the outside, developments continue on the inside of the cab too. Dual-Sweep analogue dials and a 4” LCD Rider Information Center provide comprehensive information to the driver, while thicker seat foam provides better comfort. Practicality is boosted with a flip-up passenger seat enabling true flat floor storage in the cab too. This is further enhanced with additional cubby space.
The RANGER XP 1000 is due to arrive towards the end of 2017.
Other updates for the RANGER line-up in 2018 include fully sealed suspension bushings on the RANGER XP 900, providing improved durability and maintenance free operation for less downtime when work needs to get done.
The MY18 RANGER line-up will consist of the following models:
RANGER 570 (in Sage Green)
RANGER 570 EPS (in Sage Green and painted Blue Fire)
RANGER 570 – Full Size (in Sage Green)
RANGER XP 900 EPS (in Sage Green)
RANGER XP 1000 EPS (in painted Matte Titanium Metallic)
RANGER XP CREW 1000 EPS (in painted Suede Metallic)
RANGER Diesel HD (in Sage Green)
RANGER CREW Diesel (in Sage Green)
RANGER EV (in Avalanche Gray)
RZR – MY18
Following the introduction of the RZR XP Turbo 168 last year and RZR dominance and victory in the SXS class at the 2017 Dakar Rally, RZR has been subjected to a series of evolutionary enhancements for MY18.
An update on the Turbo model is the adoption of a new digital display on the Turbo model; ideal for keeping an easy eye of speed and engine performance. The new display offers quick and easy to see information on speed, engine revs, temperature, fuel level and range.
As well as updates to instruments and new colour schemes across the range, RZR 900 comes factory homologated for MY18 as standard.
The MY18 RZR line-up will consist of the following models:
RZR 570 (in White Lightning)
RZR 900 EPS (in painted Matte Titanium Metallic)
RZR S 900 EPS (in White Lightning or painted Ghost Grey)
RZR XP 1000 EPS (in painted Black Pearl)
RZR XP Turbo EPS (in painted Ghost Grey or painted Velocity Blue)
RZR XP4 Turbo EPS (in painted Ghost Grey or painted Velocity Blue)
RZR XP4 1000 EPS (in painted Black Pearl)
Sportsman & Scrambler – MY18
The evolution theme continues for the Sportsman and Scrambler models in 2018, with a host of technical updates, improving rider experience and durability.
Echoing the development of some RANGER models, the 2018 Sportsman line-up now features sealed suspension bushings, improving durability while reducing service requirements dramatically in the process.
Key updates for MY18 Sportsman 570 models include new fully enclosed side panels and a new four-inch LCD Rider Information Center.
The new side panels improve rider comfort by reducing engine compartment heat venting towards the rider’s lower legs, while the Rider Information Center offers easy-to-read comprehensive information.
Along with providing easily accessed information on speed, engine revs, distance travelled, duration of use, time, battery voltage, coolant temperature and gear position, the new system also offers programmable service interval information and can be customized by the user to select blue or red backlighting and brightness.
Other individual model updates in the Sportsman range include the move to dual A-arm front suspension on the 570 SP and Touring 570 SP models, while the Touring 570 models also get the XP style passenger backrest.
The MY18 Sportsman and Scrambler line-up will consist of the following models:
Sportsman 570 (in Sage Green or Indy Red)
Sportsman 570 EPS (in Sage Green, Indy Red, or Velocity Blue)
Sportsman 570 SP (in painted Sunset Red)
Sportsman Touring 570 EPS (in Sage Green or Velocity Blue)
Sportsman Touring 570 SP (in painted Silver Pearl)
Sportsman X2 570 EPS (in Sage Green)
Sportsman X2 570 EPS Nordic Pro Special Edition (in White Lightning)
Sportsman 6×6 BIG BOSS 570 EPS (in Sage Green)
Sportsman XP 1000 (in painted Havasu Red Pearl or painted Matte Copper LE)
Sportsman Touring XP 1000 (in painted Silver Pearl)
Scrambler XP 1000 (in painted Havasu Red Pearl)
GENERAL – MY18
Following on from the homologation treatment of other models, the MY18 GENERAL will too be available as a T1b factory homologated model. Other technical enhancements include a revised CV Propshaft for reduced driveline noise, passenger door enhancements and new colour options.
The MY18 GENERAL line-up will consist of the following models:
GENERAL 1000 EPS Premium (in painted Radar Blue)
GENERAL 1000 EPS Deluxe (in painted Titanium Metallic)
GENERAL 4 1000 EPS (in painted Black Pearl)
Full 2018 model details will follow soon with pricing and availability.
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