[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rctic Cat Inc. recently unveiled its first wave of 2016 model year off-road vehicles during its annual summer sales meeting in Orlando, Fla. The 2016 lineup features seven all-new products, including four special edition models built in limited quantities, more powerful Wildcat Sport models and the introduction of the new Alterra all-terrain vehicle ATV brand (formerly the XR line).
Arctic Cat President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Metz said:
“We unveiled exciting new special editions and models to meet the needs of several market segments. We are executing against aggressive and exciting new product development plans. These new 2016 side-by-sides and ATV models are just the beginning of the innovation that we intend to bring to market, as we strive to create the ultimate off-road riding experience.”
The 2016 model Arctic Cats will be available at dealerships beginning in September, along with an all-new full line of SPEED High Performance Accessories for Arctic Cat’s Wildcat line, influenced by racer Robby Gordon and aftermarket innovator Todd Romano.
The new 2016 Wildcat Sport models gain a 5 percent increase in engine power, derived from an all-new and innovative free-flowing exhaust system. All Wildcat Sport models have a mid-sized 60-inch wide chassis, and feature a low center of gravity and high power-to-weight ratio, ensuring quick acceleration and climbing ability that gives drivers confidence.
The company also introduced the 2016 Alterra 400 and 450 models, which include the brand new body style and industry-leading capabilities of the full-sized Alterra, adapted for the more compact 400 and 450 mid-sized machines. Featuring new bodywork, racks and headlights, the Alterra models provide the ultimate workhorse in a nimble, lightweight and versatile package. The company said in a press release that it plans to expand the Alterra line into other growth segments.
All together, Arctic Cat is offering 32 North American models in its first wave of introductions. For more information on the full line of Arctic Cat 2016 ATV and side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) models, visit www.arcticcat.com.