Press Release –
RANGER™ Side-by-Side Vehicles
Whether you want to work harder or play faster, the 2008 RANGER Side-by-Side lineup brings exciting new models and big improvements to the hardest working, smoothest riding utility vehicles on the market.
A total of six models including the improved RANGER utility lineup of the RANGER 2×4, RANGER 4×4 EFI, RANGER XP and RANGER 6×6 which will feature Dual Bore Piston Brakes with 30 percent more braking force, dash-mounted parking brake, 40 percent brighter headlines and a 1-ton hauling capacity on the RANGER XP and RANGER 6×6 EFI, and the all-new RANGER CREW and RANGER RZR will provide something for everyone in RANGER country.
The all-new RANGER CREW is the hardest working, smoothest riding, multi-passenger utility vehicle in the industry.
RANGER CREW is powered by a Polaris 700 Twin EFI engine and boasts a 44 MPH top speed.
Along with providing massive, dual, under-seat storage, the RANGER CREW has all the features that made the RANGER line one of the best-selling lines of utility vehicles including Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) and Polaris true All Wheel Drive (AWD).
The RANGER RZR is the fastest accelerating and only trail capable side-by-side on the market.
Powered by a Polaris 800 Twin EFI engine, RANGER RZR has a class-leading top speed of 55 MPH, is the lightest side-by-side at 945 lbs., is 50 inches wide and has the lowest center of gravity.
These features, coupled with RANGER RZR’s unique design, create a vehicle that delivers razor sharp side-by-side performance.
Built for play first, work second, RANGER RZR still provides all the utility you need including a cargo bed rated for 300 lbs with 12 tie-down points, 1500 lb. towing capacity, under-hood storage and a wide variety of PURE Polaris accessories.
Starting in August, Polaris will be doubling RANGER RZR production to keep up with the demand of this highly sought-after Side-by-Side.
“The innovative, game-changing products of our 2008 model line have every member of RANGER country excited,” said Matt Homan, general manager of the Side-by-Side Division for Polaris. “With the hardest working, smoothest riding RANGER and the introduction of the RANGER CREW and RANGER RZR, we have the dominant work vehicle, dominant play vehicle and dominant multi-passenger utility vehicle.”