Announces 2013 Gator™ Heavy-Duty XUV Models
Multi-Passenger XUV 825i S4 Makes Debut and
Current Two-Seat Models Upgraded
CARY, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2013) —
introduces its 2013 Heavy-Duty Crossover Utility
Vehicle (XUV) lineup. Featuring the all-new,
fastest, most powerful four-seat Gator
available, plus updates to current models.
XUV 825i S3
XUV 825i S4
All New Four-Seat Gator XUV
enthusiasts sharing the trail or work site can
now transport friends, family and gear in the
XUV 825i S4. The latest addition to the
Gator family provides the durability and
versatility owners expect around their property
or off-road destination.
"The introduction of
the XUV 825i S4 is a reflection of the growing
popularity of our crossover utility vehicles,"
said David Gigandet, marketing manager.
"Customers wanted our heavy-duty XUV, in a
multi-passenger form that was comfortable and
customizable. These new Gators provide an
unparalleled balance of performance and work
capability for all off-road challenges.”
allow for extra passengers or needed cargo
space, the XUV 825i S4 provides an innovative,
convertible rear seat cargo space. Two
additional passengers can be transported in the
rear seat area that includes a large under-seat
storage compartment. And when more cargo room is
needed, the rear seat folds down in just seconds
providing a flat platform with tie-down points
that can hold an additional 400 pounds of
The XUV 825i S4 boasts the proven 50
hp, 812 cc, inline 3-cylinder engine with EFI
and dual overhead cams featured in the current
825i. This Gator also has a top-speed of 44 mph
and fully locking 4-wheel drive system to
quickly traverse all types of terrain. A
best-in-class, fully independent, double
wishbone suspension provides 8 inches of wheel
travel and up to 11 inches of ground clearance.
Power steering, with anti-kickback feature comes
standard on these new S4 models providing
operators easy vehicle control with only modest
effort regardless of conditions.
composite and metal hybrid cargo box carries on
the Gator tradition of superior hauling
capability on the S4 models. The large 16.4
cubic feet cargo box has a 1,000 pound payload
capacity. It features over 20 integrated
tie-down points, a truck-style tailgate and
removable sides for a flatbed mode.
Heavy-Duty S4 is also available with diesel
XUV 855D S4 is powered by a 23 hp, liquid
cooled 3-cylinder diesel engine.
XUV Line Updates
XUV 825i now comes standard with dynamic
downhill engine breaking, due to a new tight
belt continuous variable transmission (CVT).
Plus, a new seven-gallon fuel tank with digital
readout on the dash adds 40 percent more fuel
capacity and eliminates the analog dial. The
XUV 625i and
XUV 855D will also feature these upgrades,
as well as the digital display cluster from the
825i as standard equipment. Power steering is
now optional for both the 825i and 855D models.
“Constant focus on our customers enables us
deliver ongoing improvements like this to our
portfolio of XUVs,” said Gigandet.
XUVs are available in Realtree® Hardwoods™ HD
Camo, olive and black or John Deere green and
yellow color schemes. There are also more than
75 factory and dealer installed attachments
available to customize them.
Visit your local
John Deere dealer or
www.JohnDeere.com/Gator to learn more.
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