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November 27, 2017

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www.PowersportsBusiness.com Powersports Business • November 27, 2017 • 23 ATV/UTV Consumers have been directed to immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arc- tic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly. TEXTRON LAUNCHES PROWLER EV Textron Off Road introduced a new line of electric vehicles, the Prowler EV and Prowler EV iS, as part of its 2018 offerings. Each Prowler EV is powered by a 72V bat- tery system comprised of six 12V heavy-duty deep-cycle batteries feeding AC electric power to dual front and rear motors. The result is near-silent operation, ultra-low emissions and 25 percent greater efficiency than DC-powered vehicles. That means more time driving and less time charging. Compared to gas-powered engines, which create a 30,000-sq.-ft. field of disturbance with noise and exhaust, the noise- and emission-free Prowler EV models let users get 85 percent closer to hunting game. Likewise, their silent operation means no noise impact to neighbors. The top speed of each machine is 24.5 mph, with a 16 mph top speed when in the Max Range mode. Regenerative braking extends driving range, while the on-board charging system can recharge the batteries in 8-12 hours. When it comes to off-road performance, the Prowler EV models are ready for it all. Full-time 4WD is paired with fully inde- pendent front suspension to deliver serious off-road capability and comfort. The Prowler EV has a solid leaf-spring rear suspension, while the more comfortable and capable independent rear suspension comes standard on the Prowler EV iS. Meaty 25-inch Carlisle Trail Pro tires deliver excellent traction, while four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes provide enhanced braking performance. For added convenience, both Prowler EV models feature Intellibrake — an innovative, automatic Electric Park Brake that's activated when the driver removes his or her foot from the accelerator pedal. A contoured front bench seat offers com- fort for two and is matched by the convert- ible rear-facing bench seat for four-occupant transportation. With a maximum towing load of 1,000 pounds plus a 400-pound payload on the fold-down rear cargo deck, the Prowler EV models deliver the hauling performance that sportsmen and women demand. A new integrated glove box offers easy access to essential gear. The Prowler EV comes with halogen headlights, while the EV iS model features upgraded LED headlights. Both Prowler EV models are available in either black or TrueTimber Kanati Camo and feature an in-dash battery status indicator, a fold-down cargo deck, glove box, 1.5-inch front brush guards, impact-resistant fender flares, a 2-inch (5cm) rear receiver, head- lights and taillights. They also come with a 12-month warranty. CLUB CAR INTRODUCES THE NEXT-GENERATION ONWARD Club Car teamed up with Ray Evernham, a three-time NASCAR champion pit crew chief and 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, to design an Onward concept vehicle, the next generation in the small per- sonal vehicle (SPV) category. Evernham, former crew chief for NASCAR icon Jeff Gordon, put his passion for automo- tive design and performance to the test, work- ing alongside Club Car engineers to integrate new technology, fun and functionality in SPVs. With his guidance, Club Car engineers went to work and imagined the next-gener- ation SPV, a mobile front porch, back porch and recreation room all in one, with a full infotainment center and on-board grill and refrigeration capability for cruising the beach, campground or community. "Last spring, when I took Onward for a test drive, my racing and design mental- ity immediately kicked in and signaled to my brain Onward's superior performance, controlled suspension, quality steering char- acteristics and turning radius, not to mention the customized features," Evernham said. "I also recognized it was simple, enjoyable and secure personal transportation, and the ideal SPV for me and my family to enjoy around the race track and on the road and at home." From the advanced lithium-powered drive train and the digital interactive experience to the interior cabin and functional options and accessories, the Onward integrates an advanced user interface with digital function- ality and established technology already in existence in this space. "Whether using the Onward for recre- ation at the big game, on your next vacation or just to cruise your community, the Onward Concept Vehicle will certainly exceed your expectations for what a SPV can be," said Mark Messick, manager of consumer market- ing at Club Car. "The Onward is being displayed at SEMA to showcase what is already possible and what is in the near future in the small per- sonal vehicle industry." SEMA visitors were able to experience in real-time what is possible with Onward through an online configurator (http:// build.clubcar.com/build/) that displays cus- tomization as well as advanced technologi- cal capabilities of small wheeled, zero and low emission vehicles. Onward represents Club Car's evolution from a major player in the golf and utility industry to the main- stream consumer sector and SPV category. "Onward has become part of my daily life, both around the race track or traveling with my family, it provides simple, enjoyable and secure personal transportation," Evernham said. Since its introduction in March, the Onward has answered consumer demand for an efficient mode of transportation. The stylish and practical design delivers comfort, connectivity and customization making it the all-in-one SPV. PSB DIGEST CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Club Car revealed an Onward personal vehicle concept vehicle in partnership with Ray Evernham at SEMA. Photo courtesy of Club Car Ranger 900 W W W.T I TA N P L O W S .C O M Available for UTVs from Polaris, Can Am, Honda, Kawasaki 3 Year Warranty Excellent Margin Opportunity Built in the USA to Last a Lifetime Widths 66", 72", and Industry First 82"

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