Polaris Industries today announced the release of the Ranger RZR XP 4 900 with a suggested retail price of $17,999. The company is calling the model the “first four-passenger vehicle in a class Polaris pioneered earlier this year,” referring to its Xtreme Performance class.
Polaris unveiled the model to the press and dealers via a webcast earlier today with information available to consumers on Polaris.com. The model will ship to dealers in the coming weeks and be on show floors in January.
The RZR XP 4 900 does not replace the RZR 4 800, which remains in the lineup as a more affordable option.
“Polaris’ reputation for unrivaled quality and innovation comes from our unending drive to stay on the throttle and consistently deliver the industry’s best products,” said Bennett Morgan, Polaris president and chief operating officer. “The introduction of the RZR XP 4 900 marks another industry first for Polaris — and it will be incremental to our other RZR products. We continue to gain market share in the growing and existing side-by-side segments, and we’re looking forward to sustaining our momentum with new, unique vehicles, like this, in the years to come.”
Polaris created its Xtreme Performance class earlier this year by introducing the Ranger RZR XP 900. With the addition of the RZR XP 4 900, Polaris now offers consumers both two- and four-passenger options in the class.
In addition to strong consumer demand, Polaris claimed, the U.S. Department of Defense has placed orders for militarized versions of the high-performance RZR models.
The RZR XP 4 900 is powered by an 88 hp engine complemented by a 3-Link Trailing Arm Independent Rear Suspension, premium Walker Evans shocks and a long wheel base. Polaris said that a low center of gravity, built upon its engine-behind-the-seat design, optimizes vehicle weight distribution and contributes to vehicle control for riders. “A collection of ergonomic considerations further enhance the riding experience, offering great comfort and outstanding safety for all passengers,” the company added.
Polaris press release posted by Arlo Redwine
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