The first 2019 ARGO Aurora 800 8x8s began rolling off the assembly line in New Hamburg, Ontario, this month, setting into motion a bold new direction in amphibious vehicle performance from a company that’s pushed the boundaries in off-road adventure for more than 50 years.
ARGO commemorated the milestone event with a gathering of employees who designed, tested and assembled the 2019 Aurora 800.
“Aurora is a giant leap towards pushing new boundaries of adventure for off-road enthusiasts,” said Brad Darling, ARGO president. “It was a huge success when we introduced it at our EXPO, because it exceeds our customers’ expectations for innovation and performance of an XTV (Xtreme Terrain Vehicle). Dealers have been waiting for the Aurora to hit their showfloors. Well, the wait is over. The first Aurora left the factory today!”
The new-for-2019 line of next-generation Aurora XTVs is the culmination of the most intensive development process in ARGO history, involving in-depth surveys of thousands of riders who hunt, fish, explore and play off-road. Their expectations and desires guided the features and performance that engineers worked to deliver.
The result is a line-up of five 2019 Aurora 8-wheel models reflecting a clean-sheet design of every system and component. An all-new amphibious body provides greater performance in water and on land. The new ARGO Progressive Steering system delivers ultra-smooth and confident steering that is as comfortable to drive as a UTV. And automotive-inspired improvements in seating, cockpit controls, LED headlights, clean EFI 4-stroke engines and other innovations deliver the next level of comfort and convenience.
Production will continue on Aurora models as well as all-new 2019 Bigfoot, Avenger, Conquest and Frontier models to meet the growing demand for ARGO XTVs. The worldwide network of ARGO dealers began receiving 2019 models in September.