Powerful gas engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response
The machine is powered by an 812-cc (49.6-cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engine. It produces 6.5 kgm (47 lb-ft) of torque at 3200 rpm. The advanced electronic controls and fuel-injection system deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.
The engine offers 38.8 kW (52 hp*) at 6000 rpm, with a 71-km/h (44-mph) top speed. The electronic fuel injection system is built to provide superb performance, altitude adjustment, and cold-weather starting (tested to -28.9°C [-20°F]). The Electronic ignition is continuously variable for optimum engine power and provides fast, reliable starts, whilst the overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy.
These machines are built to be your new best work mate – the spin-on oil filter with drain bracket and oil drain plug enable easy servicing, and a see-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without having to remove the radiator cap.
* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
Dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics
To complement the most capable frame available in a high-performance utility vehicle, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension. The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.
203.2 mm (8 in.) of travel in the front and 228.6mm (9in) in the rear provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction and vehicle control. A solid anti-roll bar with fully rubber isolated connecting links and pivots for minimal vehicle body roll and quiet operation is fitted, and heavy-duty nodular cast-iron knuckles to support the strut, constant-velocity (CV) shaft, and wheel.
Superior terrain capability
The Gator™ XUV Crossover Series Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power, optimizing acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously variable clutch system to the transaxle.
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt: the drive clutch to the engine, and a driven clutch to the transaxle. The engine braking system utilizes a tight belt for operation, requiring an idler sleeve on the primary clutch for neutral. The secondary clutch is a new build on shaft design that utilizes a cam to tune the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The clutch will stay engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT™) air intake draws in 50 percent more air vs. previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system.
Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity
The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, features truck-like performance, and can be operated with one hand – and the standard installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.
The deluxe cargo box is easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist. A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel. It also offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility – in the corners inside the bed, on the load guard behind the operator station, and on the underside of the cargo box frame. There are also tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box. The deluxe cargo box also easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows loading larger cargo.
A range of optional accessories are available.
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.
Equipped with power steering
This Gator™ XUV Crossover Utility Vehicle is equipped with power steering and a dual A-arm front suspension. These automotive-type systems exhibit excellent handling characteristics, as well as responsive steering and low steering effort.
The electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features designed to make behicle use simpler and more comfortable. An anti-kickback feature reduces the amount of steering unwinding when traversing difficult terrain, and the system is speed sensing and adjusts steering effort as the speed of the vehicle changes.
A warning/functional light on the instrument panel provides self-diagnostics and a warning light in the situation of no assist, and a torque sensor measures steering wheel input so the on-board computer can provide the appropriate output for various driving situations.
With the EPAS system, the operator maintains a direct, mechanical linkage from the steering wheel to the front wheels. The power-steering system interfaces mechanically with the steering system by being inserted between the steering wheel and the rack-and-pinion assembly.
Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to those models without power steering.
Seating for four and rear under-seat storage
The XUV825M S4 and XUV855M S4 models feature seating for four. The rear seat will convert to provide a flat surface for extra payload and there is sealed under-seat rear storage for additional cargo.