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Club Car launches new entry-level utility vehicle

Club Car has unveiled its Carryall 242, an entry-level utility vehicle, available with a gasoline or electric powerplant.

The Carryall 242 is Club Car’s “most compact, economical utility vehicle in the company’s long history,” according to Club Car. A replacement for the Carryall 232, the new model features a rustproof aluminum frame, self-adjusting rack-and-pinion steering, front and rear tapered mono-leaf springs with dual hydraulic shocks, dual rear wheel self-adjusting brakes and an easy-to-use lift-style tailgate with tools-free removal.

Improvements over the Carryall 232 include:

  • More leg room and increased comfort thanks to a shorter, more ergonomically designed dash and a spacious bench seat
  • Pedal-start
  • An improved optional canopy kit with predrilled holes in the cowl that make mounting the canopy and windshield a snap
  • Expanded lighting options
  • Expanded choice of colors: beige, classic blue, dark gray, green, red or white
  • A front cowl with an automotive painted finish for improved color matching with the rear body

The Carryall 242 also has the tightest turning radius in its class, a stop speed of 17-19 mph, a seven-gallon gas tank and an 800-pound carrying capacity in its tilting bed, according to Club Car. The vehicle fits into the back of a pickup truck for transporting.

The gasoline model is powered by a Kawasaki FE350 10.4 hp engine rated at 3,600 rpm.

The electric model runs on a 48-volt electric system with six eight-volt PowerDrive batteries. It has an intelligent IQ electric drivetrain system, designed to deliver great low-end torque, speed and range, and an optional Single Point Watering System, which can be built into the vehicle during manufacturing, makes battery maintenance quick and easy.

Each model is covered by a two-year/2,000-hour consumer limited warranty or a one-year/1,000-hour commercial limited warranty. The MSRP starts at $6,071.

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