Textron Off Road introduces 2018 models

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is transitioning Arctic Cat side-by-sides and ATVs to the Textron Off Road brand, effective with the 2018 model line of 18 models.

Textron Inc. acquired Arctic Cat in March. Most Arctic Cat side-by-sides and ATVs, including the popular Alterra, Prowler and Wildcat product lines, will now carry the Textron Off Road brand name, joining the Textron Off Road Stampede side-by-side to form the 2018 model year lineup. 

“With Textron Off Road, we are marrying Arctic Cat’s legacy of high performance, reliability and innovation to Textron’s powerful combination of engineering expertise, manufacturing know-how, and Fortune 200 resources,” said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. "Together as Textron Off Road, we are creating a new leader in off-road vehicle performance.”

2018 Prowler 500

2018 Side-by-side highlights

Textron Off Road's 2018 side-by-side lineup includes the Prowler 500, Recoil, Stampede, Wildcat Sport, Wildcat Trail and Wildcat X models. 

2018 Prowler 500

Key Features

  • 443 cc single cylinder EFI engine
  • 500-class horsepower and torque
  • 1500-pound towing capacity
  • Class-leading enclosed storage
  • Duramatic automatic transmission
  • Front and rear double A-arm suspension
  • Electronic Fuel Injection – 25 percent better fuel economy and lower emissions
  • 500-pound rear cargo capacity

MSRP: $8,499

2018 Stampede 4

Key Features

  • 80 HP EFI engine
  • 59 ft-lb of torque
  • Class-leading 30 cubic feet of storage with extended cab and underseat storage
  • On-demand AWD
  • Standard electronic power steering
  • Standard doors
  • Four-wheel double A-arm suspension
  • Front and rear sway bars
  • 2,000 pounds of towing, 600-pound capacity tilt bed and a 170-pound capacity extended cab
  • Fast-N-Latch bed storage system

MSRP: $15,199

2018 Wildcat 4X LTD

Key Features

  • Elka Stage 5 shocks with double A-arm front suspension and 5-Link rear suspension
  • 951 cc twin cylinder, closed-loop EFI engine
  • TEAM Rapid Response clutch
  • Electronic 2/4WD/front differential lock
  • LED headlights, taillights, brake lights
  • Standard electronic power steering
  • ITP Blackwater Evolution Tires
  • Aluminum beadlock wheels
  • Standard doors

MSRP: $18,999

2018 ATV highlights

Textron Off Road's 2018 ATV lineup includes Alterra models, including Alterra MudPro 700 LTD. 

2018 Alterra 500


Key features

  • 443cc single-cylinder closed-loop EFI engine
  • 7-inch suspension travel
  • 10-inch ground clearance
  • Digital gauge
  • Front and rear composite rack
  • Rear 2-inch receiver hitch
  • On-the-fly 2/4WD
  • Duramatic Automatic Transmission
  • Tubular steel frame

MSRP: $4,999

2018 Alterra MudPro 700 LTD

Key features

  • 695 cc single-cylinder closed-loop EFI engine
  • 14-inch aluminum beadlock wheels ALUMINUM BEADLOCK WHEELS
  • 28-in Maxxis Zilla tires
  • Standard snorkel air intake
  • Front and rear speedrack
  • Standard electronic power steering
  • 14-inch ground clearance
  • 10-inch suspension travel
  • Electronic 2/4WD front differential lock

MSRP: $9,999

Side-by-side and ATV production will continue in Thief River Falls, Minn., with the manufacture of Stampede models relocating there from Augusta, Ga. Production of the Textron Motors engines that power the Stampede will move from Germany to the company’s St. Cloud, Minn. production facility, which already produces several four-stroke off road engines for ATVs and side-by-sides, and two-stroke engines for Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Some Alterra and XC ATVs, and HDX and Prowler side-by-side models, will retain the Arctic Cat brand while inventory lasts. To avoid product overlap, the Textron Off Road Recoil and Ambush side-by-side product lines, as well as the OnslaughtTM ATV, will be discontinued. 

Current owners of Arctic Cat side-by-sides and ATVs can continue to visit their Arctic Cat dealer for vehicle service, parts and accessories. In addition, the Arctic Cat brand name will remain on all snowmobile product lines.

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