Textron Off Road Introduces 2018 ATV’s and Side-by-Side Models
New Model Line Reflects Integration the Arctic Cat brand Into Textron Off Road
Textron announces the 2018 model line of Textron Off Road side-by-sides and ATVs. These machines offer premium performance and maximum value to off-road enthusiasts as well as those who need the hardest working machines. The 2018 model line consists of 18 models, each delivering best-in-class features and performance that reflect the innovation and durability that customers expect.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is transitioning Arctic Cat side-by-sides and ATVs to the Textron Off Road brand, effective with eighteen, 2018 models.
Textron Inc. acquired Arctic Cat in March 2017, adding another powerful brand to its portfolio that includes Bell Helicopter®, Cessna® and Beechcraft® aircraft, Greenlee® professional tools, Jacobsen® professional turf-care equipment, and Dixie Chopper® zero-turn mowers, among many others. Most Arctic Cat side-by-sides and ATVs, including the popular AlterraTM, ProwlerTM and WildcatTM product lines, will now carry the Textron Off Road brand name, joining the Textron Off Road StampedeTM side-by-side to form a robust 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.”
The Arctic Cat brand name will remain on all snowmobile product lines.
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.
The Textron Off Road Model Year 2018 lineup will consist of the following vehicles starting August 16th, 2017:
Recoil (Recoil and Recoil iS models) CLICK HERE FOR SPECS & PRICING
Wildcat Trail (Wildcat Trail, Wildcat Trail XT and Wildcat Trail LTD) CLICK HERE FOR SPECS & PRICING
Wildcat Sport (Wildcat Sport XT and Wildcat Sport LTD models) CLICK HERE FOR SPECS & PRICING
Wildcat X (Wildcat X, Wildcat X LTD and Wildcat 4X LTD models) CLICK HERE FOR SPECS & PRICING
Additional 2018 Changes
The Stampede is no longer available in a “base” non-EPS model. The remaining model names have changed as follows to align with the larger family lineup:
Stampede EPS is now Stampede
Stampede EPS+ is now Stampede X
Stampede XTR EPS is now Stampede 4 Stampede XTR EPS+ is now Stampede 4X
Side-by-sides retaining the Arctic Cat brand while inventory lasts:
- HDX 700
- Prowler 700
- HDX Crew
About Textron Off Road
Textron Off Road side-by-sides and ATVs are designed and built to handle the toughest jobs and most demanding trails. The Textron Off Road product line includes Wildcat, Prowler and Stampede side-by-sides and Alterra and XC ATVs. Textron Off Road is a brand of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.