Kioti Launches New Mechron UTV Series

Luke Ablardin Industry News

Kioti will be expanding its UTV Mechron series with four new models being launched by UK importer RECO in time for the New Year.

These new models include two petrol and two diesel engine vehicles to offer a wider functionality that will a variety of needs from leisure use to agricultural purposes. Reco Area Sales Manager Steven Haynes said "With the addition of the four new Mechron UTV's to our line-up we have now a full product offering to suit the varied customer base that makes up the growing UTV market."

Petrol UTVs

The new Mechron 250 & 500 petrol utility vehicles are ideal for the leisure market with speeds of up to 65km/h. Both models as standard are issued in the now familiar Kioti orange and a camo exterior option is available for the 500 model.

The compact 250 offers great performance with a mid-mounted electronic fuel injected 16hp (250cc) engine. Rack & Pinion steering gives a very light and comfortable operation. There is adequate space for two people with a vinyl bench seat that can be removed for ease of access to the engine bay. Despite being a compact machine the Mechron 250 petrol UTV offers a manual tipping cargo box with 80kg carrying capacity.

In comparison the larger Mechron 500 petrol UTV is powered by an 18hp (500cc) hisun water cooled single cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection as standard. A large cargo box has 200kg carrying capacity.

Twin high back 'sports style' bucket seats, with automotive style seat belts, suspension on all wheels, ensures the operator and passenger have a comfortable and independent ride to suit their needs in a model that offers a modern and stylish appearance.
Both models include Dual range CVT which can be engaged using a dash mounted lever.

Diesel UTVs
Kioti have offered the popular Mechron 2200/2210 models through RECO since 2010. However with the beginning of 2015, two new diesel models are being added to the diesel Mechron series.

Built on an extended Mechron 2210 chassis the new 2230 model is equipped with the same impressive features as found on current models. The same class leading ground clearance and power steering feature as standard and the 2230 includes a large 500kg capacity cargo box that is 300mm longer than the standard box.

To extend the appeal of the Mechron range to a wider market Kioti are also launching a 4 seat diesel Mechron 2240 UTV. This has been designed to carry 4 passengers comfortably and carry a full load at the same time.
The Mechron 2240 UTV has been designed with front and back 'walk-through' design to offer plenty of leg room for the operator and passengers.

The rear cargo box is the same as on the 2200/2100 models, with a weight capacity of 300kg. A good feature on this new 2240 model is the large under seat storage box that is split into different "handy" sized sections.

Due to the longer chassis the frame rails have been double stacked for additional strength. It has undergone prolonged high intensity testing in the US without any reports of chassis failure or damage. Hydraulic Power steering is included as standard CVT Hi + Low gear plus 2 or 4 wheel drive can be selected.

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