By Will Burgess
Medina, MN — The wait is finally over. After nearly a month of teasers and glimpses at a new recreational UTV from Polaris (NYSE: PII), in a global launch at noon Eastern time Tuesday, the 2024 Xpedition Adventure UTV was revealed.
The Xpedition, calling back to the name of an ATV Polaris first produced for a limited time in the early 2000s, will be anything but small. This full-sized ORV with a flat-top roll cage roof by Rhino, designed for accessorizing with a camper extension, is built for overland riding and much, much more.
Featuring a 114hp Prostar 1000 Gen 2 engine and suite of features purpose-built for long-haul riding, the Xpedition is priced starting at a whopping $28,999 MSRP.
The lineup will include both a two and five-seater model so the whole family can come along on your ride through the backcountry trails, and will come in the new ADV trim shown below, as well as the more traditional XP class.
Unlike virtually any other UTV on the market, this ADV models will include a solid fully-enclosed cab with lockable doors and a fixed and enclosed storage hatch in the rear, as well as a stock HVAC unit and premium JBL audio system, making them more jeep than buggy.
Whereas the XP models will align more to the RZR and General riders with modular doors or a semi-enclosed cab in the NorthStar editions, these vehicles will still come equipped with many of the ride comfort features riders have come to expect on these kinds of ORVs including a Fox adjustable suspension including 20″ in. of useable travel, and room for many upgrades and accessories to make the Xpedition your own.
Further, Polaris introduced the new Lock & Ride Max quick-install accessory system to further increase the customizability and modular capabilities of this broad accessory lineup, including a quick-integrated extension for the rear bed and reconfigurable racks, without the use or need for tools.
Some have already considered Xpedition the successor to the Polaris General, which was considered the first crossover UTV built for both utility and recreation by featuring some of the creature comforts found on trail riding UTVs, but keeping some of the favorite utility features not typically found on the all-sport RZR, like the moveable dump box and extra space for those trademark Lock & Ride accessories.
After this premiere, it is clear: Polaris is aiming for something much bigger than their typical full-sized UTV offerings.
The new Xpedition is slated to start rolling out with forthcoming 2024 models as soon as this fall, but you can count on Polaris to bring this vehicle on tour to many of the major off roading events this summer.
Vehicle pre-orders will begin at your local Polaris dealer starting this summer.
Cover: Polaris unveiled the 2024 Xpedition ORV to the public in a simultaneous video release and launch on their off-road vehicles website. | credit: Polaris Off-road
Will Burgess is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag
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