Nimble, agile vehicle made for Aussie farms

The Polaris UTE 570.
Camera IconThe Polaris UTE 570. Credit: Countryman

Leading off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris Industries Inc has released the first all-terrain vehicle designed for the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Polaris UTE 570.

It offers the utility and capabilities of the traditional farm ute combined with the nimbleness and agility of an ATV.

The revolutionary new design starts with the legendary attributes of a Sportsman ATV, such as independent rear suspension with 24.1cm of rear travel and on-demand true all-wheel-drive, adds a utility-styled tipping rear dump box, characteristic of the hardworking farm ute, and offers the package at an attractive $9995 price point.

"This is an enormous leap forward for ATV development," Polaris Australia and New Zealand managing director Peter Alexander said.

"This is a vehicle that not only offers the ultimate utility and versatility, but also heavy-duty features designed specifically to withstand the rigours of our market."

Powered by the same 567cc, fuel-injected engine as the recently released Sportsman 570 EFI, the Polaris UTE 570 has plenty of power to handle even the toughest of tasks and is packed with features that not only make it a highly capable work partner, but deliver a customer-centred riding experience.

Farmers will appreciate hard-working features such as a whopping 556kg towing capacity, durable four-ply tyres and a 180kg tipping dump box that includes tilt-tray functionality for ultimate convenience when dumping heavy loads.

To ensure the vehicle can be used on a farmer's entire property with limited or primary producer registration, Polaris has also fitted the vehicle with indicators, mirrors and a horn as standard features to save customers the expense of retrofitting these items.

For steering ease and control under all conditions, the Polaris UTE 570 offers EPS as a standard feature and Polaris' legendary on-demand true all-wheel drive system which automatically engages when the rider needs more forward traction and reverts back to two-wheel drive automatically when the all-wheel drive is no longer needed.

For optimal control on descents, the vehicle also features a new Polaris 4 Wheel Descent Control, which was designed specifically for the hills and duty cycles of Australia and New Zealand.

The system automatically engages all four wheels when travelling down slopes for optimal traction and control in all conditions.

A work partner is only as good as his reliability and the Polaris UTE 570 is equipped with grease-able/sealed ball joints, sealed driveshaft splines and sealed suspension bushings to not only provide increased durability in the harsh Australian conditions, but also provide easier ongoing maintenance making the unit the ultimate work vehicle.

The Polaris UTE 570 is being offered in Blue Fire and will be available in March.

Polaris is a recognised leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion.

Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles, and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands.

Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S. and internally developed vehicles.

Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris-engineered parts, accessories and apparel.

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