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Polaris is adding some umph to the Ranger Crew for 2019. The new Crew XP1000 features the same 82-horsepower 2-cylinder engine from the 2019 Ranger XP1000 but can haul around nearly twice as many people. With 6 person capacity, the Ranger Crew XP1000 can move people, equipment, or just about anything. We previously reviewed a long term Ranger XP900 and loved every minute. How can you go wrong with better styling, a new interior, and MORE power? You can't
Here's the press release from Polaris and a few videos showing off the main features of the 2019 Ranger XP1000 and Ranger Crew XP1000.
Polaris® Introduces Completely Reinvented 2019 RANGER CREW® XP 1000
Fueled by More than 100 Owner-Inspired Improvements, the All-New RANGER CREW XP 1000 Sets the New Standard for Six-Passenger Utility Side-by-Sides
More Rugged. More Refined. More RANGER.™
More Rugged: 82 Horsepower, Industry-Leading 13 Inches of Ground Clearance and 1,750 Pounds of Payload Capacity
More Refined: All-New Interior with Unmatched In-Cab Hauling and Comfort for Six
More RANGER: More than 100 Owner-Inspired Improvements, Standard One-Year Warranty and 200-Plus Accessory Options
Minneapolis (April 10, 2018) – Polaris RANGER®, the industry’s No.1-selling utility side-by-side vehicle, today introduced the completely reinvented 2019 RANGER CREW® XP 1000, setting the new standard for six-passenger utility. It brings added passenger and payload capacity to the world’s HARDEST WORKING. SMOOTHEST RIDING.® side-by-side. Fueled by more than 100 owner-inspired improvements, including best-in-class power, towing, ground clearance and payload capacity, the all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 redefines what a six-person utility machine can do.
“After 20 years of building more than one-million RANGER vehicles, we know what it takes to deliver industry-leading innovation. The all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 embodies our ongoing commitment to improving the owner experience and surpassing their lifestyle needs,” said Chris Musso, president of Off-Road Vehicles, Polaris. “This machine delivers an unparalleled balance of capability and comfort, offering the ultimate solution for any job that requires more people and more gear.”
Best-in-Class by Any Measure
The 2019 RANGER CREW XP 1000 is the undisputed king of six-seat utility side-by-sides. It has been engineered to outwork the competition, starting with the ProStar® 1000 power plant, which generates a class-best 82 horsepower. All that power is turned into productivity with a massive 2,500 pounds of towing capacity – 500 pounds more than the closest competitor. When the job calls for a full crew, the machine effortlessly hauls up to six people and their gear with an industry-leading payload capacity of 1,750-pounds.
Much more than just a workhorse, the all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 builds on the legendary ride and handling RANGER is known for. It boasts up-to 13 inches of class-leading ground clearance and more durable, 27-inch, 6-ply tires to conquer the toughest terrain. With an unrivaled 11 inches of suspension travel courtesy of RANGER CREW-specific shocks, the ride stays ultra-smooth even when the land is not. Thanks to a 10-percent tighter turning radius and standard EPS, drivers can navigate tight confines with precise control.
Unmatched In-Cab Refinement
Drivers and passengers alike will appreciate the entirely reimagined in-cab experience of the RANGER CREW XP 1000. The cut-and-sew seats are thicker and more durable to provide all-day comfort, while entering and exiting the vehicle is made easier with an additional five inches of clearance for both front and rear passengers. A new digital/analogue gauge delivers information to the driver at a glance.
The vehicle’s innovative interior design allows riders to haul more gear with new flip-up front and rear passenger seats, plus a new under-seat pass-through for hauling items that require more space. It boasts an expansive 19 gallons of in-cab storage, including 8 cup holders and a huge double glove box.
Built for the Long-Haul
The all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 is also proven to be tougher, stronger, and more durable. It features dozens of durability improvements, including a more rigid, one-piece chassis, a completely redesigned heavy-duty PVT clutch system, a full-body skid plate, and sealed suspension bushings – all backed by a standard one-year factory warranty.
Off-Road Climate Control
When the weather turns harsh, ride in comfort in the RANGER CREW® XP 1000 NORTHSTAR HVAC Edition. This special edition features a factory-installed heating and air conditioning system and the new, premium RANGER Pro Shield™ cab system –proven to have three-times better dust protection than competitive OEM offerings. Larger sealing surfaces and new gaskets help keep the controlled temperature in and dust out, while both front and rear ventilation provides better airflow and comfort for all passengers.
Next-Level Accessory Integration
The RANGER CREW XP 1000 takes accessory integration to new heights. The industry’s largest stock front bumper includes an integrated Polaris Glacier® plow mount as well as mounting points for lighting accessories and a Polaris winch – now featuring industry-first Rapid Rope Recovery technology. Additionally, the Polaris Pulse™ electrical system allows for plug-and-play installation of Polaris Engineered™ powered accessories.
With more than 200 options available, Polaris Engineered™ accessories – which have been designed, tested and validated with the machine – make it easier than ever to customize the RANGER CREW XP 1000 for any work or recreation application. For example, the RANGER Pro Shield™ cab system offers more than 1,800 customizable configurations; and Pro Armor Harvester® tires, developed in partnership with Pro Armor® specifically for RANGER, feature triple-belted sidewalls, a 10-ply rating and a 5,000-mile tread life.
Offered in Sage Green, Sunset Red Metallic and Polaris Pursuit® Camo, the all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 will be available in dealerships starting in late April. Even with the 100-plus owner-inspired improvements, the machine starts at $16,299 US and $19,999 CAN.
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
The Cape Cod National Sea Shore has some amazing dunes. You can't drive an off-road vehicle on them, you can't ride a mountain bike on them, and you can't walk on the dunes, but boy are they something. As the noose tightens on outdoor motorsports a handful of the world's best locations remain accessible, many because they are held in private ownership. One of these special places is the Glamis Dunes in California also known as the Imperial Sand Dunes in California located East of San Diego and West of Phoenix. You may not think you have seen this area but you have if you've ever watched movies like Star Wars or the Scorpion King.
Polaris has just acquired 166 acres in this special place. The company has purchased the Glamis Store from the LeBlanc family. The property has been the host to Camp RZR for the past six years and the Polaris relationship goes back much farther than that. The October event is called by Polaris, " The kick off to the dunes riding season, and a celebration of the riding culture and comradery that is created among riders." About 20,000 riders attended last year. Yes, 20,000. Polaris taking ownership means that the event will not just continue in the future, but it will be expanded.
“For the rider and dunes community, the iconic Glamis Beach Store represents the epicenter of the dunes, so when we were looking for a location to hold our first Camp RZR we only had one place in mind,” said Craig Scanlon, chief retail and marketing officer, Polaris Off-Road Vehicles. “To the riders, community and many at Polaris, Glamis is an extraordinary place and our goal is to continue the unique aspects that make this area special and to help it thrive.” Polaris has acquired the property from the Estate of the Beach Store founder, Eugene LeBlanc. “When my father first opened the doors of the Glamis Beach Store in 1979 his mission was to provide Glamis visitors a home base stocked with all the amenities they need while enjoying the dunes,” said Jeannie “Mama Jeannie” LeBlanc. “It only makes sense to partner with the leader in the off-road recreational community to carry on the traditions that he created.”
Looking for info on a trip to Glamis? Start here. Here's one more Glamis video you might like:
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
If you are in an office and need to just make it to 5:00, shut the sound off on your monitor and click the video below. You deserve a little mental time out, no?
$13K. Goes on sale this month. Polaris Razor RS-1.
Discussion topic for the comments; How the heck does Tanner Faust make that thing slide sideways without rolling it?! Maybe the double brake pedal helps?
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Polaris will have the 2018 Slingshot line on hand at the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for test rides. There will also be an owners' event at the Rally.
Polaris is bringing every trim to the event, including the Slingshot S, SL, and SLR. The Polaris line starts at about $20k.At the rally, the Polaris ultra-premium SLR LE will also be on hand. The top-trim comes standard with BILSTEIN 10-way adjustable suspension, 200w Rockford Fosgate audio, an industry-leading 7" touch-screen Ride Command infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation, and premium sport seats with color matched side bolsters.
Here is the info for the test rides and exhibit:
Slingshot Display & Demo Rides
August 5 - 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*last ride leaves at 4:30 p.m.
3rd and Lazelle St.
The Owner's Ride info is:
August 10 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Start: Black Hills Visitor Center 1851 Discovery Cir, Rapid City, SD 57701
End: Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
Ok, if you are offended by fun videos that are used as marketing ploys, then click away. If you'd to like to see an awesome Polaris side by side being driven by driving pro Tanner Foust, then watch the video.
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