Minneapolis, Dec. 18, 2013– Polaris Industries today announced the RANGER XP 900 EPS has been selected as the 2014 American Hunter Vehicle of the Year as part of NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards. This is the first time a Polaris vehicle has won the prestigious award.
“Polaris would like to thank American Hunter for recognizing the RANGER XP 900 EPS,’” said Warren Lopata, marketing director of the Off-Road Division for Polaris. “Polaris RANGER Side-by-Sides are highly sought after by the hunting community and receiving this award from such a respected name in the industry is a great honor.”
The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry. Criteria to win the award includes, the unit being tested by a staff member or regular contributor, innovative in design and function, readily perceived as a value to a purchaser, introduced and available to consumers and styled in a manner benefitting the shooting and hunting industry and its enthusiasts.
Polaris defined an all new class of “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” with the introduction of the new, full size RANGER XP 900 EPS for model year 2013. The vehicle features a new ProStar™ 900 engine, all-new chassis, more suspension, new restyled cockpit, flip-up seat storage, larger gas tank, integrated Lock & Ride™ PRO-FIT cab accessories, easier serviceability and a quieter ride due to engine repositioning.
The RANGER XP 900 EPS, along with the other NRA Golden Bullseye Award Recipients, can be seen in the May edition of American Rifleman, American Hunter and Shooting Illustrated magazines.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and small vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com .