Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) announced the results of its 2020 Technical Innovation Awards this week, awarding Polaris with a silver medal for its Ranger XP 1000 EPS with ABS – the only off-road vehicle manufacturer to receive an award.

A longstanding innovation accolade, the Technical Innovation Awards are well respected amongst manufacturers, distributors and consumers alike, showcasing innovation and development specifically within the agricultural sector. 

Richard Coleby, Polaris Britain Sales Manager, said: “Winning a silver award in the RHASS technical innovation award is a great accolade for Polaris Industries. The Ranger XP1000 ABS is designed, tested and validated within working agricultural applications. The award is a fantastic recognition of Polaris’ continued development of products tailored to our core working markets.”

Launched in 2019, the Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS raised the bar once again with the addition of an ABS version, offering uncompromised braking performance and building on the diverse applications of the Ranger. 

Developed at the Polaris Opole facility in Poland specifically for the European market, the Ranger XP 1000 EPS with ABS delivers the widespread versatility of the Ranger product along with all the benefits of having ABS, including the ability to steer whilst braking whilst minimising the risk of skidding, as well as controlled braking on varied surfaces and improved stopping distances on surfaces like ice.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to enhance the capabilities of our off-road vehicles,” Richard continued. “We incorporate customer feedback into every development opportunity to ensure we deliver an innovative product that helps our customers achieve even more.”

The Ranger XP 1000 EPS produces class-leading power thanks to its ProStar 1000 Twin Cylinder engine, as well as 61lb-ft of torque, impressive towing capabilities of over 1100kg and 13-inches of ground clearance.

There are unlimited ways to configure the RANGER cab system with Polaris Engineered Lock and Ride solutions, giving maximum convenience with easy-on and easy-off installation without the need for any tools. With over 200 Polaris Engineered accessories designed to fit the RANGER XP 1000 EPS ABS, owners have a wide variety of parts and accessories available to suit any task.

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About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.