KYMCO has joined the growing U.S. side-by-side market with the introduction of its UXV 500, which was unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, in November, and according to KYMCO officials will be available to U.S. dealers in late spring.
The company says that in comparison to the automotive market, the UXV 500’s design concept integrates the “go anywhere” versatility of a SUV along with the practicality of a modern pick-up truck.
“With this vehicle you’re really getting the best of both worlds,” said Rick Pawelka, KYMCO’s marketing communications manager.
The vehicle is powered by a four-stroke, 500cc engine and features mechanical traction with full independent suspension. It’s also equipped with a lockable front differential and has a large, rear, adjustable cargo area the company says is suitable for either recreational or heavy-duty use.
Pawelka says the company might make some minor changes to the vehicles before they hit showrooms in the U.S. because of government regulations, but the vehicle is still scheduled to be available on time.
“We are in the final stages of testing this exciting product and anticipate a late spring 2008 release to our dealers and to consumers,” Pawelka said.
Pawelka also says pricing for the UXV 500 has not yet been finalized, but that all specifications and pricing details for the vehicle are scheduled to be released to the public in the coming months.
“We’re very excited about the launch of this truly innovative product,” he said. “Dealers and customers will see the same quality in the UXV that we put into all our vehicles.” psb
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