To complement the robust frame, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension.
A dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics.
The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.
Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:
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.
Key elements of the drive system include:
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt:
NOTE: Delivery and torque to the ground depends on tire size, which is a function of nominal size and pressure.
How the variable-speed drive works:
Operator interface features:
NOTE: Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because it allows the inside wheels to turn slower than the outside wheels.
Drive shaft features:
Whether it is a completely open operator station or a factory installed cab, the interior has been redesigned with comfort and ergonomics in mind.
|HVAC dash shown (M trim)|
|Tilt steering||Tilt steering (up position)||Tilt steering (down position)|
|Bench seat adjustment|
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:
Electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features:
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.
A differential torque sensor is integrated into the power steering assembly. The circuit board assembly is also integral with the power steering assembly.
Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to models without power steering.
The numbered descriptions refer to the EPAS interface diagram shown above:
On M- and R-trim vehicles, adding attachments and accessories is made easier by the inclusion of some main wiring harnesses that facilitate efficient hook-up.
|Cargo box lift||Backup alarm||Brake / Tail / Reverse lights||Speed limiter kit||Heater||Base radio||4500 lb winch||Premium radio||LED lights - front OPS||Windshield wiper||Windshield washer||LED lights - brushguard||LED headlights||Trun signals||Horn||Beacon light||LED lights - rear OPS||Sprayers||Spreaders||AMS integration kit|
|= connections in base harness|
|a||E-spec Attachment Harness|
|b||Front Attachments Harness|
|c||Roof attachment harness|
|d||Front cab harness|
|e||Rear cab harness|
|f||Dash port harness|
|*||If blank, the base chassis harness has the connector for the attachment|
|M cab door||R cab door|
|Side windows and front window||Venting position|
|Styled roof (R roof shown)|
|Front roof light||Rear roof light|
|Inner door handle||Outer door handle|
|M-trim HVAC controls|
The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise.
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.
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.
The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:
Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box:
|Length||1143 mm (45 in.)|
|Width||1320 mm (52 in.)|
|Depth||304 mm (12 in.)|
|Volume||0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft)|
|Weight capacity||454 kg (1000 lb)|
|Dump angle||47 degrees|
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.
The machine is powered by an 812-cm3 (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 the following performance and reliability features:
* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
The M trim adds electrical power-assist steering (EPAS) and brings in the main wiring harness for easier attachment hook-up. Cabs are available in this trim level. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is also an option within the M-trim level.
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Crossover Utility Vehicle
|Type||4-cycle gas, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with clutch enclosure|
|Final drive||Two speed, oil bath|
|Four wheel drive||On-demand true four-wheel drive system|
|Traction assist||Positive locking, mechanically actuated (hand-operated)|
|Maximum traveling speed||0-45+ hi forward, 0-29 lo forward, 0-33 reverse mph|
0-72 hi forward, 0-47 lo forward, 0-53 reverse km/h
|Front||Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils; 7.9 inches (200.7 mm) of travel|
|Rear||Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils and sway bar; 9.1 inches (231.14 mm) of travel|
|Type||Front/rear hydraulic disc with twin piston front calipers|
|Park brake||Driveline, internal wet multi-disc, foot operated (hand release)|
|Front||26x9-12 Ancla M-T (Aggressive Terrain) or 25x9-12 Terrahawk AT (All Terrain) or 27x9-R14 Maxxis Big Horn Radials (Extreme Terrain)|
|Rear||26x11-12 Ancla M-T (aggressive terrain) or 25x11-12 Terrahawk AT (all terrain) or 27x11-R14 Maxxis Big Horn Radials (Extreme Terrain)|
|Dry weight||2134 lb|
|Tread centers||Front: 52.8 in.|
Front: 1341 mm
Rear: 49.6 in.
Rear: 1259 mm
|Ground clearance||11.2 in.|
|Fuel capacity||11.2 U.S. gal.|
|Cargo box dimensions||1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm|
45 x 12 x 52 in.
|Cargo box capacity (weight)||454 kg|
|Payload capacity||1500 lb|
|Towing capacity||2000 lb|
|Hitch||Standard 2-in. receiver|
|Color||Green/Yellow, Camouflage, Olive and Black (Limited at Launch)|
|Battery / Alternator / Power port||480 CCA 85 amp @ 6000 rpm, regulated, 1020 watts|
|Instrumentation||Digital Display (system diagnostic light, speed, rpm, 4WD indicator, fuel level, coolant temperature, hour meter, miles, park brake light)|
|Storage||4 Cup Holders (2 additional for cab units), in dash, Under Seat (56.69 L), Glovebox (3.85 L), Optional Under Hood|
|Seating||Bench (Available Bucket Seats)|
|Headlights||Halogen - Single Beam|
|Country of Manufacture||U.S.|