ELECTRIC RANGER REVEALED! 2022 RANGER XP KINETIC | New model showroom | News | Technology | Vehicles
Featuring an entirely new electric powertrain born from Polaris’ partnership with Zero Motorcycles, the Ranger XP Kinetic has changed the game.
It’s been a long-time-coming but Polaris finally released details about their electric workhorse and it impressed far beyond our expectations. Polaris did well to keep most details secret until last night. There’s plenty of new tech and eating features to wrap your head around which we discuss here but if you want a snapshot of the all-new XP Kinetic click here.
The Ranger XP Kinetic is available as a 3-seat model and offered in Premium and Ultimate trims. The Premium trim is equipped with 14.9 kWh of lithium-ion battery capacity and offers an estimated range of up-to 70 km, while the Ultimate trim boasts 29.8 kWh of battery capacity and offers an estimated range of up-to 130 km. The Ultimate trim also features a 7-inch infotainment screen powered by RIDE COMMAND technology and dash mounted speakers.
An industry-leading 110 HP and 140lb-ft of instant torque should be good for towing heavy loads which we will put to the test. The power and torque should be able to tow 1,134 kg and haul 680kg in the box!
The XP Kinetic also features 35.5 cm of ground clearance and it is equipped with 29-inch, 8-ply Pro Armor X-Terrain tyres for added traction and durability to crawl over rocks and ruts. And with 25.4 cm of suspension travel, the XP Kinetic looks to have more clearance than any other SxS in it’s field.
The electric powertrain features fewer moving parts, meaning less maintenance. Polaris said the “XP Kinetic has been torture-tested in extreme conditions and treacherous terrain and is backed by 3-year electric powertrain coverage and 5-year battery coverage” That’s good to know.
What’s more, the electric powertrain does not require oil changes, filter replacements, spark plugs or clutch maintenance. Scheduled maintenance costs are expected to be 70% less than average maintenance costs for similar petrol-powered vehicles over 5-years of ownership but we will explore that later. The XP Kinetic also features a full-coverage front bumper and full-body skid plate for added vehicle protection.
The XP Kinetic is also packed with smart performance features. A 12V cargo box outlet is convenient for powering accessories like sprayers or charging portable batteries. A new shifter design includes high, low, neutral and park, and features a new, integrated switch for forward and reverse, enabling customers to change direction with the flip of a switch. This new feature that should make tasks like plowing fast and efficient.
In addition to high and low gear, the XP Kinetic also has three drive modes:
Eco+: Optimizes torque and top speed for maximum range and light duty jobs
Standard: Optimizes throttle response for everyday driving and moderate-sized jobs
Sport: Optimizes throttle response for hard driving and the toughest jobs
Convenient charging options are designed to fit specific customer needs and are as easy as plugging into a standard wall outlet. Whether an overnight charge, or a quick top up during smoko, Polaris has them covered. The XP Kinetic comes standard with a combined Level 1 / Level 2 EV charge cord. Factory-installed onboard charging rate is 3kW for the Premium trim and 6 kW for the Ultimate trim.
Plus, Polaris has designed new accessories specific for the Ranger XP Kinetic, including a fast-acting electric heater kit for a more comfortable ride in the colder months, which might be good for our southern states.
Pricing for the RANGER XP Kinetic:
Premium EPS – MLP From $37,995
Ultimate EPS – MLP From $46,995
Both Ranger XP Kinetic models should arrive in Australia around August, 2022. More details can be found at Polaris Australia website.