Polaris has introduced the all-new RANGER Diesel for 2019, developed specifically for markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Debuting in dealerships this spring, the new RANGER Diesel redefines refinement with the introduction of a brand-new diesel engine and updated chassis, along with superior levels of comfort, handling and driving capabilities that make it even more durable, dependable and capable.
Rodrigo Lourenco, Vice President and General Manager of Polaris Off-Road Vehicles EMEA, said: “We’re very excited to launch the new RANGER Diesel this year. We’ve taken the proven attributes of the existing RANGER Diesel model and upgraded almost every aspect so it’s tougher, more reliable and can tackle anything thrown its way. It’s the result of two years of research and development, fuelled by direct customer feedback and in-depth usage analysis; with a new engine and a new chassis, it is built for hard work.”
Refined performance with the all-new diesel engine
The new RANGER Diesel is made to perform to the highest standards for years to come. The all-new three-cylinder Kubota diesel engine is the most powerful engine in its class, delivering 24.8 horsepower and 40.8 ft.lb of torque. Paired with more consistent power and better torque distribution for a smoother ride, the new engine offers a lower cost of ownership thanks to over 200 hours between service intervals, plus a longer filter life and less oil consumption. With the highest top speed in its class of 65kph, the RANGER DIESEL is built for the heavy-duty long haul.
Enhanced ergonomics with the upgraded chassis
The exterior design captures the essence of RANGER, boasting an aggressive style with its all-new one-piece chassis. More rugged throughout with reduced flex, the new chassis design is even more robust for an improved ride. Internally, the RANGER Diesel has enhanced ergonomics for ultimate comfort; the wider chassis seats three people with plusher seats, increased storage, and more legroom to get in and out of the vehicle easily. With all improvements being the result of customer usage analysis and feedback, the new RANGER Diesel has been developed for less engine noise in-cab and upgraded technology like a new digital gauge for a refined look and feel.
Built for the job at hand with class-leading capabilities
RANGER Diesel is built for the job at hand, and every job after that. With 1134kg of towing capacity and a 720kg payload capacity, ‘capable’ only scratches the surface. The RANGER Diesel also has the highest ground clearance in its class of 33cm – a 20% increase from its predecessor.
True on-demand technology
The new RANGER Diesel features on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD), meaning all four wheels engage automatically when the vehicle needs more forward traction and reverts back to two-wheel drive when it doesn’t. The electric power steering (EPS) lets you ride all day with less fatigue, and Polaris installed technology like the Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC), controls downhill braking for smooth, controlled descents on steep declines with or without a load.
More of the right tools for the job
Polaris is proud to offer over 200-engineered accessories to elevate every ride with the new RANGER Diesel. From cab systems to winches and plows, there’s an accessory waiting to make the RANGER work even harder and smarter. The RANGER Pro Shield Cab System offers three-times better dust sealing than the competition, with multiple windshield, door, rear panel and roof options to fit any situation. Featuring an improved door fit and tip-out functionality, the RANGER Diesel is better equipped than ever to get more done, year-round.
The RANGER line-up for model year 2019 consists of the following models:
RANGER 570 in Sage Green
RANGER 570 with EPS in Sage Green
RANGER EV in Avalanche Grey
RANGER XP 1000 with EPS in Sage Green and White Pearl
RANGER XP 1000 EPS ABS in White Pearl
New RANGER Diesel in Sage Green
The Polaris Sportsman 570 T3b is fully road legal and carries two people. Handy for those quick trips into town. Easy parking!
A good selection of Polaris Rangers and ATVs on display at this year’s show. It was a great start, with plenty of sunshine and the odd shower, as the season gets underway.
Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady, proudly takes delivery of a Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS. Fully road legal, and with added extras, this petrol machine is the perfect vehicle to maintain the Park for the enjoyment of all.
It was a busy day for us at this year’s Royal Ulster Winter Fair in December, with plenty of customers dropping by to say hello. On show were the Polaris Ranger 1000 Diesel, Polaris Sportsman 570 UTE and the Polaris ACE 570.
This year saw another busy show with fine weather adding to the enjoyment. There was plenty of interest on the stand as the Polaris brand continues to grow in popularity.
A number of Polaris dealers from the UK recently visited the new Polaris manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. Built on almost 30 acres and covering about 345,000 square feet, this factory is the company’s first plant producing off-road vehicles outside of North America. With a capacity for up to 500 highly-skilled employees to help Polaris meet future market demand, the plant will produce approximately 35 different models for distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Stewart McElheran Company provides the ideal venue for the European ATV Safety Institute (EASI) training course, which takes place periodically. Eight riders brought their ATVs along for a hands-on learning experience, with particular emphasis on the safety implications of quad biking. Being responsible, using common sense and practicing important skills are all necessary in making ATV riding more rewarding.