Constructed from scratch, the brand new Polaris Xpedition is a big two- or four-door side-by-side-style off-road car that options extra inside room for riders and extra storage and accent choices for getting out into the wilds. Polaris unveiled the car at a digital occasion the place we requested questions concerning the rig and gained perception into the corporate’s plans for this new AV (journey car).
The takeaway is straightforward. Consumers of UTV and ATV merchandise like Polaris’ principal line of auto typically deliver them on a trailer behind an overlanding or off-road car … or they improve to an overlanding rig and not using a UTV in any respect. So there is a market for many who’d desire a mixed UTV and overlanding rig. Enter the Xpedition.
The fully-enclosed two-seat Xpedition has detachable panels like different Polaris fashions, together with windscreen, home windows, and roof. Roof and facet covers can be found in each material and arduous supplies, and are modular and configurable. Enclosing the Xpedition makes it extra long-travel-worthy for overlanding, and permits for cabin heating and different facilities.
The 2-door fashions are solely barely bigger than Polaris four-seat RZR fashions. The Xpedition XP and ADV measure in at 122.5 x 64 x 74.9 inches (311.1 x 162.5 x 190.2 cm, size, width, peak). Wheelbase is 87.5 inches (222.2 cm) and floor clearance is 14 inches (35.6 cm). The XP has a mattress field that measures 30.3 x 47.25 x 13.38 inches (77 x 120 x 34 cm) with a 600-lb (272-kg) dump field capability or a 1,160-lb (626-kg) full cargo capability.
The ADV mannequin stretches the mattress field dimensions by eradicating the dump mattress possibility. Storage field dimensions are 36.2 x 47.25 x 13.38 inches (92 x 120 x 34 cm) in each the two-door and four-door fashions. Payload drops to 1,030 lb (467 kg) within the two-door and goes again as much as 1,160 lb with the four-door.
The tow ranking for all fashions is 2,000 lb (907 kg).
The engine powering the Polaris Xpedition is a 999-cc ProStar 1000 Gen 2 EFI that produces 114 horsepower (85 kW) to an computerized passively variable transmission (PVT). This contains on-demand two-wheel and all-wheel drive with a rear-wheel bias. The entrance suspension of the XP reaches 14 inches (35.6 cm) of journey and the rear stretches 15 inches (38.1 cm).
The four-door Xpedition fashions add size to a complete of 152.5 inches (387.3 cm), however are in any other case the identical dimensionally. The added size upgrades seating capability to 5, and stretches the wheelbase to 117 inches (297.2 cm). Dry weight for the four-door will increase from a low of two,100 lb (952.5 kg) for the low-end XP two-door to 2,790 lb (1,265.5 kg) within the four-door mannequin’s excessive finish.
All Polaris Xpedition fashions embody a 12.5-gallon (37.3-liter) gas tank and a variety of 200-plus miles (322 km) per tank. Every can bear 150 lb (68 kg) in dynamic rooftop load and 500 lb (227 kg) static.
As with most off-road rigs, equipment for the Xpedition are plentiful. Polaris sells these individually or in kits meant for particular adventures. The Overland equipment, for instance, provides lighting, a rooftop tent, mud boards, Professional Armor Crawler XG tires, a full-sized spare provider, and extra. The Kayak equipment provides equipment for carrying kayaks, skeleton half-doors, and so on. Different kits embody a Path, a Utility, and a Hunt equipment with related activity-focused add-ons.
Pricing for the brand new 2024 Polaris Xpedition begins at US$29,000 and runs to about $40,000, not together with equipment. Polaris says that models will start getting into showrooms within the US within the fall of 2023, with the total mannequin lineup being obtainable by the top of yr.
Product web page: 2024 Polaris Xpedition