Minneapolis, October 15, 2013 – Three months ago, Polaris introduced the RZR® XP 1000, which brought incredible innovations to each of the hallmark Power, Suspension and Agility aspects of RZR®, and added an entirely new level of interior comfort and accessory customization. In true Polaris fashion of aggressively bringing vehicles to market that suit the needs of all off-road enthusiasts, the company is introducing the all-new RZR® XP 4 1000, which offers the ultimate RZR experience for four.
“RZR has defined the recreational side-by-side market, outselling the competition five to one, and owning a RZR has become a lifestyle allowing for social adventure,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager for the Off-Road Vehicle Division at Polaris. “Our four-seat RZRs provide off-road enthusiasts the ability to share that lifestyle with more of their family and friends, and the new RZR XP 4 1000 is the ultimate in outdoor adventure for four.”
The RZR XP 4 1000 is the ultimate multi-passenger side-by-side, with all the same attributes as the RZR XP 1000: 107 horsepower ProStar™ engine with a true 999 ccs of displacement, 3-Link Trailing Arm Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with exclusive Walker Evans position-sensitive, anti-bottoming needle shocks, the first-OEM offered 29 in/73.7 cm Maxxis Bighorn tires, high-strength tubular chassis and a high-performance on demand all-wheel drive system; with the addition of the most advanced suspension for performance driving and family cruising, and additional cabin comforts to not only accommodate two more passengers, but also provide the smoothest, most-enjoyable ride on a high-performance side-by-side.
The ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility starts with power. At the heart of the RZR XP 4 1000 is the 107 horsepower ProStar™ Twin EFI engine that was built specifically for an extreme-performance side-by-side and first found in the RZR XP 1000. The engine features Dual OverHead Cams (DOHC), four big valves per cylinder and dual throttle bodies for immediate response making the RZR XP 4 1000 the fastest accelerating four-seater on the market. The engine also provides unmatched torque across the RPM range for ample power to carry four people under any riding conditions.
In order to handle the massive power of the engine and keep the ride smooth, the RZR XP 4 1000 features the most advanced suspension for performance driving and family cruising. The RZR XP 4 1000 has industry-exclusive Walker Evans Position Sensitive Anti-Bottoming Needle Shocks on all four corners with stronger rear shocks and retuned valving at all four corners to ensure a smooth ride for front and rear passengers. To perfectly match the ride to the terrain and number of passenger, the shocks have piggyback reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in the rear that are 16-position compression adjustable with preload adjustability. They are paired on all four corners with dual rate/dual spring coil-overs for 18 in/45.7 cm of rear travel and 16 in/40.6 cm of front travel, and industry-exclusive 29 in/73.7 cm Maxxis Bighorn tires which provide more air volume for a smoother ride and fewer pinch flats. With a longer wheelbase and 13.5 in/34.3 cm ground clearance, the RZR XP 4 1000 provides the most control and smoothest ride for all passengers.
For RZR sharp agility, the RZR XP 4 1000 has a new tubular chassis that reduces flex to keep the tires planted for precise cornering and an ultra-responsive feel. Paired with a lower cab frame, as compared to the RZR 4 900, and a flat second row of seating, which pushes the center of gravity low into the chassis, the RZR XP 4 1000 provides an incredibly nimble and responsive feel. For a more confidence-inspired ride, the vehicle is equipped with a new, high performance All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system that seamlessly engages both front wheels with full torque to keep the front wheels pulling stronger and longer, maximizing power delivery to the ground in every condition. The RZR XP 4 1000 also comes equipped with Electronic Power Steering (EPS) to reduce steering effort and provide all-day comfort while riding.
Inside the cabin, the RZR XP 4 1000 features several upgrades for the most comfort and convenience of any RZR. Up front, both the driver and front passenger will appreciate the seat sliders for tool-less, on-the-fly seat adjustment and space-optimized footrests for a more secure feel. The driver will appreciate a high-performance steering wheel with 10 in/25.4 cm of tilt adjustability. To stay connected, the RZR XP 4 1000 also features sealed smartphone storage that provides visibility of the display while protecting it from the elements. The rear passengers will enjoy a roomier rear cabin due to deeper footwells with angled footrests and sculpted front seats that provide more legroom. The rear seats also are equipped with cup holders and a 12-volt outlet for added convenience. All passengers will appreciate the newly-designed seats that offer substantially improved bolstering and more hip cushioning for a more secure feel, and a new film technology under the cover for a drier ride in wet conditions. Both the front and rear row have the slick blue LED floor lighting and floor cleanouts.
RZR XP 4 1000 features larger openings and a lower step-in height, for both front and rear passengers, for easier ingress and egress. The factory-installed quarter doors were designed for more elbow room and are equipped with a high-strength, easy-access latch for one hand operation and automotive-quality latching.
RZR enthusiasts love to accessorize their vehicles and the RZR XP 4 1000 was exclusively engineered for Polaris accessories. With integrated mounting points situated along the vehicle frame and pass-through areas for routing wires, accessories can be attached with minimal installation time. Additions, such as rock sliders and bumpers, easily attach and fit securely to the vehicle’s frame due to Polaris’ innovative Lock & Ride® Expanding Anchor; a revolutionary piece of hardware that expands as it is inserted into a mounting point. Lock & Ride® windshields, rear panels, roofs and doors work seamlessly with each other and install directly onto the vehicle frame’s designated mounting points, making installation simple, and providing superior fit and finish.
The RZR XP 4 1000 will be offered in White Lightning and Titanium Matte Metallic, and will be available at Polaris dealerships in November. More information about Polaris’ whole line of Off-Road Vehicle offerings and Polaris Engineered Accessories can be found online at www.Polaris.com.