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Arctic Cat continues it’s focus on innovation and value for its first wave of 2017  side-by-side introductions.

“The 2017 Arctic Cat dirt products hit the bull’s-eye of innovative technology, real-world riding performance and class-leading value,” said Greg Williamson, Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer. “These models and the subsequent 2017 machines that we will introduce later this year will deliver the ultimate off-road experience to every enthusiast.”

New colors, premium features and components, as well as a comprehensive selection of models in all off-road categories are additional highlights of the first wave of 2017 Arctic Cat ATV and ROV machines.

Here are some of the highlights from the first wave of the Arctic Cat 2017 UTV Lineup :

Arctic Cat HDX 500 XT

Now in its second year with all-new bodywork, improved seating comfort and truck-inspired technology, the 2017 Arctic Cat HDX 500 is already renowned for its bold direction in 3-person utility versatility and its place as class and value-leader.

Power for the new HDX comes from the liquid-cooled H1 443cc SOHC 4-stroke engine with closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for optimal performance and economy. It feeds the Duramatic Automatic transmission with High/Low/Reverse/Park and dynamic engine braking, with selectable electronic 2WD/4WD adds go-anywhere ease and versatility.

The chassis features a ROPS-certified and Wildcat-inspired round tubecanopy. The fully-independent, double A- arm front and rear suspensions boast 10 in. of travel, while a full 10 in. of ground clearance and a rear-mounted swaybar deliver an enhanced ride quality.

Key features that highlight the HDX 500 XT include cast-aluminum wheels and Duro Kaden tires; dual halogen headlights with LED accents; and comes in Team Arctic Green and Black.

Arctic Cat HDX 700 XT EPS

From loading and hauling, to dumping and towing, the 2017 Arctic Cat HDX 700 XT EPS is built to tackle jobs with the most usable features and 3-person comfort available anywhere. It’s a 3-rider pickup truck that turns chores into fun, and adventure into relaxation.

Power comes from the liquid-cooled H1 700 SOHC 4-stroke engine with the spot-on calibration of a closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for maximum performance and mileage. That power transfers through the Duramatic Automatic transmission, which features High/Low/Reverse/Park. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.

These key features are matched by driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that begins at engine idle to provide significantly reduced steering effort when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. Arctic Cat EPS reduces the torque necessary to steer the HDX when changing direction with a loaded cargo box or navi-gating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs. The result is a light steering input effort, but with enough feedback so the driver senses the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain.

The chassis features a Wildcat-inspired round tube canopy. The fully-independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boast 10 in. of travel with adjustable FOX FLOAT coil-over shocks for comfort and control. A full 10 in. of ground clearance and a rear-mounted swaybar provide an enhanced ride quality.

The HDX XT comes with cast- aluminum wheels, Duro Kaden tires and is available in Black, Fire Red or True Timber Camo.

Arctic Cat HDX CREW 700 XT EPS

The all-new 2017 Arctic Cat HDX Crew 700 XT adds six-occupant versatility to the class-leading comfort, features and truck-like usability of the HDX line of ROVs. For riders who want the versatility to haul lots of gear and people, the new Crew sets benchmarks for comfort, space and usability.

Power comes from the liquid-cooled H1 700 SOHC 4-stroke engine with the spot-on calibration of a closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for maximum performance and mileage. That power transfers through the Duramatic Automatic transmission, which features High/ Low/ Reverse/Park. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/ Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.

These key features are matched by driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that begins at engine idle to provide significantly reduced steering effort when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. Arctic Cat EPS reduces the torque necessary to steer the HDX when changing direction when fully loaded or navigating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs.

The chassis features fully independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boast 10 in. of travel with adjustable FOX FLOAT coil-over shocks for comfort and control. A full 10 in. of ground clearance and a rear-mounted swaybar provide an enhanced ride quality.

The HDX Crew XT comes with cast-aluminum wheels, Duro Kaden tires and is available in Team Arctic Green or Fire Red.

Arctic Cat Prowler 500

The new 2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 is a mid-sized, truck-inspired side-by- side that blends all the key work-friendly features with nimble, easy-to-use performance at a price that leaves plenty of room for play.

Power comes from the liquid-cooled 500 4-stroke engine with the spot-on calibration of a closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for maximum performance and mileage. That power transfers through the Duramatic Automatic transmission,which features High/Low/Reverse/Park. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.

The Prowler 500 comes equipped with halogen lights and a digital gauge. A full assortment of accessories is available, including front/rear bumpers, winch, plows and more.

Arctic Cat Prowler 700 XT EPS

When it comes to ROV versatility, performance and quality, the 2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 700 XT EPS hits all the targets: It delivers first-class body styling; the most rider-friendly features; unmatched durability; and a proven chassis and engine package. The result is a do-it-all utility side-by-side that delivers sporting fun with the comfort convenience that riders expect from their cars and trucks.

Power comes from the liquid-cooled H1 700 4-stroke engine with the spot-on calibration of a closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for maximum performance and mileage. That power transfers through the Duramatic Automatic transmission, which features High/Low/ Reverse/Park. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.

The chassis features a Wildcat- inspired round tube canopy. Out back,a rugged, composite tilting cargo box offers 600 lbs. of payload capacity and a pickup-style tailgate that’s built to handle work and play. The chassis features fully-independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boasting 10 in. of travel, 10 in. of ground clearance, with a rear-mounted swaybar for enhanced ride quality.

Additional features include cast- aluminum wheels, Duro Kaden tires and a rearview mirror. It’s available in Black or FIre Red.

Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS

For riders who demand maximum power and the most automotive features, the 2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS is in a class by itself. Boasting a full array of automotive-inspired features and conveniences, the most powerful model in the Prowler line steps up when other machines step aside.

The burliest engine in the Prowler line powers the 1000 XT: the H2 V-Twin featuring closed-loop EFI and the promise of maximum power for all riding conditions. That class-leading power and torque feed the Duramatic Automatic transmission, which offers High/Low/ Reverse/Park. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.

Thanks to its driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) the hard working Prowler changes direction easily and with confidence, whether it’s with a cargo box loaded with 600 lbs. of rock, plowing snow or navigating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs. The result is a light steering input effort, but with enough feedback so the driver senses the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain.

The Prowler XT chassis includes fully-independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boasting 10 in. of travel, 10 in. of ground clearance, and a rear-mounted swaybar for enhanced ride quality. A rugged, composite tilting cargo box offering 600 lbs. of payload capacity and a pickup-style tailgate backs up a ROPS-certified and Wildcat-inspired round tube canopy.

Additional features include cast-aluminum wheels, Duro Powergrip V2 tires and a rearview mirror. It’s available in Team Arctic Green.

Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail / XT EPS / Limited EPS

With an award-winning design and premium specifications, the 50-inch wide Wildcat Trail family continues to set the industry standard in handling, power to weight, suspension travel and pricing. For 2017 the Wildcat Trail, Wildcat Trail XT EPS and Wildcat Trail Limited EPS continue to set the performance benchmarks in this popular category.

The Wildcat Trail chassis features a 40/60-percent front/rear weight distribution for optimal handling at high speed. The driver and passenger are located 3 inches lower than the competition so you are seated near the low center of gravity, leaving occupants less affected by the movements of the vehicle inspiring greater confidence and control.

With industry-leading 10/10.5 inches of front/rear suspension travel and 10 inches of ground clearance, all Wildcat Trail models are built to deftly navigate trail obstacles. The front and rear double A-arm suspensions have a swaybar that keeps the tires planted while the suspension moves through its travel for unmatched traction and control. Premium FOX nitrogen gas-charged shocks smooth the ride.

Other comfort-and-control features include high back bucket seats with upper body supports, tilt steering, center console sport shifter, digital gauge, rear LED taillights, passenger handhold and 3-point seat belts; plus easy-access hinged doors with industry- leading automotive style handles/latches to compliment the exterior lines.

A 300-lb. payload in the rear cargo bed is large enough to carry a cooler and a Gerry can of gas, while the rear 2-inch receiver and 4-ply Carlisle Trail Pro tires were designed exclusively for the Wildcat Trail.

The base-level Wildcat Trail comes with 12-in. steel wheels and half doors, and is available in Green or Red.

The Wildcat Trail XT EPS adds the steering ease of electronic power steering (EPS); machined cast-aluminum 12-in. wheels; color-matched suspension arms; and automotive style paint in Vibrant Red Metallic or True Timber Camo to complete the package.

The Wildcat Trail Limited EPS includes the upgraded features found on XT EPS, plus comes with full doors and color-matched aluminum wheels. It’s available in White Metallic.

Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport / XT EPS / Limited EPS

Arctic Cat’s popular mid-sized performance ROVs – the 2017 Wildcat Sport XT EPS and Wildcat Sport Limited EPS hit the dirt with great power, excellent sound and a pedigree that includes wins and top finishes in the sport’s toughest race events.

Powering the latest Wildcat Sport is a liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin engine designed by Arctic Cat. Featuring a closed-loop EFI system and four valves per cylinder, this powerful engine earns its class-leading distinction for sporty fun, smoothness and durability. A new ceramic coated muffler last season added 5 percent more horsepower, giving the three Sport models a 60-plus-hp burst with every stomp on the gas.

TEAM Rapid Response clutches maximize that horsepower and performance, while electronic-selectable 2WD/4WD (with front differen tial lock) provide the exact riding performance that riders want the moment they ask for it. And dual piston caliper hydraulic brakes offer enhanced braking performance.

Occupant comfort is a hallmark of Arctic Cat Wildcats, and the Sport follows suit with high-back bucket seats (with upper body supports); fully-variable tilt steering; a sport shifter on the center console; easy-access hinged doors with automotive-style handles and latches; passenger hand-hold; 3-point seat belts; digital gauge; a 1.23-gallon sized glove- box; and premium halogen lights with LED taillights.

Built for sporting fun, the Wildcat Sport also delivers useful features like a 300-lb. payload in the rear cargo bed, a 2-in. receiver and 1500-lb. towing capacity.

The Sport XT EPS is equipped with electronic power steering; cast-aluminum wheels; automotive-style paint; and color-matched shock springs. Its suspensions are dampened by JRi ECX-1 compression adjustable gas shocks. It’s available in Black.

The amped-up Sport Limited EPS package also features electronic power steering; full aluminum doors; and automotive-style paint; plus color-matched suspension arms and aluminum wheels. Plus it also comes with Elka Stage 5 shocks with Dual-Speed Compression and rebound adjustability, and a 3.2-gallon under hood storage box. It’s available in Dynamic Grey.

For more information on the Arctic Cat 2017 lineup, please visit the Arctic Cat Website.

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