Model year 2010 continues where model year 2009 left off with another year of exciting and
innovative Off-Road offerings.
Model year 2009 brought the most-significant product launch in Polaris RANGER history with the introduction of the next generation RANGER utility vehicles that worked EVEN harder and rode EVEN smoother. For 2010, the line is more powerful with the addition of the 500 H.O engine for the RANGER 4×4 (now called RANGER 500 H.O.) and 800 EFI engine for the RANGER 800 XP, RANGER 800 HD, RANGER 800 CREW and RANGER 800 6×6. The new RANGER 800 XP also will have a power steering model available for the 2010 model year.
Polaris also expanded the new RANGER XP chassis, upgraded ergonomics and dual A-Arm front suspension to all full-size RANGER vehicles, including the six-passenger RANGER 800 CREW and RANGER 800 6×6. As part of the upgrades, the RANGER 800 CREW gets increased front and rear leg room by two inches, and RANGER 800 6×6 is updated with a new harder-working, truck-like job box between the cargo box and cab, one-ton total payload, and a fully-independent front, middle and rear suspension.
New additions to the RANGER family include the hardest working, smoothest riding Midsize RANGER 400 and the clean and quiet, electric RANGER EV. These two-passenger units share many of the features of their full-sized counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy-duty front end protection, high ground clearance, and the longest suspension travel in their classes. The RANGER 400 fits in the bed of a pickup truck and offers a 455cc high output carbureted engine with 29 horsepower, 40 mph top speed, 500 lbs of cargo capacity, 1,000 lbs payload and 1,250 lbs. of towing, making it a true “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” RANGER, at the value price of $7,999.
Sharing the same Midsize chassis as the RANGER 400, is the all-new RANGER EV Electric Side-by-Side. The RANGER EV is the smoothest riding electric vehicle on the market with the longest travel suspension in its class, eight inches front and nine inches rear; high ground clearance at 10 inches; and an Independent Rear Suspension for smooth travel in the roughest terrain. Built for clean and quiet operation, the RANGER EV has a 30 horsepower electric motor with the longest range (35-45 miles) due to its largest 11.5 kilowatt battery pack, 25 mph top speed and two hours of riding time between charges. Hardest working features include a 500 lb Lock & Ride cargo box, 1,250 lb. towing and 1,000 lb. total payload.
Along with offering a full line of RANGER utility vehicles to fit every customer’s needs, Polaris also has the ultimate line up for the recreational rider. Last model year, Polaris introduced the RANGER RZR S, the ultimate, pure-sport Side-by-Side built for the desert, dunes and open spaces to complement the 50-inch, trail-capable RANGER RZR. For 2010, RANGER RZR reaches a new top speed of 60 and both the RANGER RZR and RANGER RZR S feature a ROPS certified cab.
“Polaris continues to stay on the gas with new products and enhancements to our existing ATV line,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager for Polaris Off-Road Vehicles. “With products such as Touring models featuring the exclusive comfort ride seat suspension, more power for the RANGER utility line, a new Midsize RANGER and the introduction of Polaris’ first electric vehicle, RANGER EV, our 2010 product line up offers innovation, power and value for the most complete off-road vehicle offering in the industry.”