Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity
The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust, dents, and reduces noise.
DELUXE CARGO BOX TAILGATE
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.
DELUXE CARGO BOX TILT
The deluxe cargo box is now 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.
INTEGRATED TIE-DOWN POINTS
The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:
- Four corners inside the cargo box bed
- Four points on the load guard directly behind the operator station (A)
- Tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box (B)
- Six points on the underside of the cargo box frame (circled)
CONVERTING DELUXE CARGO BOX TO A FLAT BED
The deluxe cargo box easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows loading larger cargo.
Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box include:
- Factory-installed brake and taillight with protector
- Factory-installed spray-in liner (not shown)
- Improves skid resistance and surface abrasion protection
- Cargo box bed mat
- Cargo box power lift
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.
Dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics
To complement the most capable frame available in a high-performance utility vehicle, 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 FRONT SUSPENSION FEATURES INCLUDE:
203.2 mm (8 in.) of travel provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction and vehicle control
17.5-mm (0.6875-in.) solid anti-roll bar with fully rubber isolated connecting links and pivots for minimal vehicle body roll and quiet operation
Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron knuckles to support the strut, constant-velocity (CV) shaft, and wheel
Maintenance-free rubber torsional A-arm pivots for long life and quiet operation
CV shaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot
Front sway bear for balanced handling
Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:
Unequal length, dual A-arm construction for superior wheel control and travel
228.6 mm (9 in.) of total travel provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction, excellent ride quality, and vehicle control
Coil over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain
A-arms made from square/rectangular tubing reduce weight while remaining rigid
Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron uprights support wheel loads with a double row of ball bearings
CV driveshaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot
Superior terrain capability
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:
- Drive clutch is attached to the engine.
- Driven clutch is attached to the transaxle.
- The engine braking system utilizes a tight belt for operation, requiring an idler sleeve on the primary clutch for neutral. The secondary clutch is a new build on shaft design that utilizes a cam to tune the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The clutch will stay engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
- The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT™) air intake draws in 50 percent more air vs. previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system. The system will reduce belt slipping and improve durability.
- A low- and high-speed forward gear offering:
- Low range is 0 km/h to 43 km/h (0 mph to 27 mph), 825i S4
- Low range is 0 km/h to 24 km/h (0 mph to 15 mph), 855D S4
- High range is 0 km/h to 71 km/h (0 mph to 44 mph), 825i S4
- High range is 0 km/h to 51 km/h (0 mph to 32 mph), 855D S4
- Ability to creep along slowly to maneuver in tight spaces
- Standard full clutch enclosure with high speed fan provides longer belt and clutch life
- High-ratio clutches with three cam weights for maximum belt clamp load in high torque conditions
- Powertrain reduction ratios:
- The complete reduction ratios range for high gear is (8.6:1 at top speed and 42:1 at initial clutch engagement
- The complete reduction ratios range for low gear is (17.9:1 at top speed and 86.8:1 at initial clutch engagement
- 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:
- As engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.
- As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.
- With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.
- The driven clutch is designed to sense varying loads (inclines, mud, etc.) and constantly adjusts drive speed upward or downward so that engine rpm remains optimal.
TRANSAXLE, MFWD, AND CV SHAFTS
Seating for four and rear under-seat storage
The XUV825i S4 and XUV855D S4 models feature seating for four. The rear seat will convert to provide a flat surface for extra payload and there is sealed under-seat rear storage for additional cargo.
Powerful gas engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response
The machine is powered by a 812-cu cm (49.6 cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engine. It produces 6.5 kgm of torque (47 lb-ft) at 3200 rpm. The advanced electronic- controls and fuel-injection systems deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.
The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:
50 hp* at 6000 rpm
71-km/h (44-mph) top speed
Electronic fuel injection for superb performance, altitude adjustment, and cold-weather starting (tested to -20°F)
Electronic ignition is continuously variable for optimum engine power and provides fast, reliable starts
Exclusive electronic ground-speed governor and throttle body
Overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy
Full-pressure lubrication system
Spin-on oil filter with drain bracket and oil drain valve enable easy servicing
Dry replaceable single-element air cleaner with remote intake
See-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without having to remove the radiator cap
Standard high-capacity alternator - 75 amps for maximum accessory capability
ADDITIONAL DETAIL ON THE ELECTRONIC GOVERNOR AND THROTTLE BODY
The electronic governor system allows the electronic control unit (ECU) to continuously monitor the throttle opening and engine speed, electronically regulating the throttle opening to maintain a constant engine speed, even under changing engine-load conditions
Electronic throttle control (ETC) is an electronic link between the accelerator pedal and the throttle; the ECU determines the required throttle position through other sensors; the system provides input to the fuel injection system
Benefits of ETC are consistent powertrain characteristics, regardless of engine temperature, altitude, accessory loads, etc.; ETC also dramatically improves the ease with which the driver can execute gear changes and deal with the dramatic torque changes associated with rapid accelerations and decelerations
* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.