This year at Saltex Polaris Britain shared their stand with Goupil, the electric vehicle manufacturer acquired by Polaris' US parent company in 2011. The Goupil vehicles on show represented the range of electric commercial and light duty work products manufactured by the French based company.
Polaris' own EV electric 4x4 version of their Ranger was a feature and was be put through its paces on the ever-popular Polaris off-road 4x4 track. The hardest working, smoothest riding electric Side x Side operates cleanly and quietly with a 30hp/48V AC electric motor which is more efficient and extends its range up to 50 miles.
The off-road track was a major draw at the show and the Polaris Ranger Diesel also faced the challenge of the course, demonstrating the power of its ISO-mounted Yanmar diesel powerplant for low vibration and lower speed torque. On the Polaris stand the very popular Ranger 400 Side x Side was seen with the Sportsman ATV models.
The 500 Forest in green livery, the latest addition to the Polaris ATV family, features mirrors and indicators as standard, an automatic Polaris Variable Transmission gearbox with low ratio range, all wheel shaft drive and a permanent 2500lb winch.
The Sportsman XP850 Stealth, in black livery, offers extreme performance with an 850 Twin EFI engine, the power to tow 680.4kg (1500lb) and carry a total of 163.3kg (360lb) on racks. The Sportsman 55 x2 is a versatile ATV which can switch from 1-up work mode to 2-up play mode in seconds, with a new passenger seat design for added comfort.
The 6x6 version, the Big Boss 800, provides on demand true six-wheel drive for unmatched traction. Polaris currently offers a two-year 0% finance deal on all new machines.