New suspension and driveline for Polaris Ranger SP 570

Polaris has released details of its new Ranger models that are set to go on sale in 2022.

The petrol-powered Ranger SP 570 has been given the most extensive mechanical and aesthetic overhaul, with the four-stroke, single-cylinder Prostar 567cc engine running through a new CVT driveline.

This features a longer-lasting transmission belt, which is claimed to have double the life expectancy of before, and a bigger clutch that apparently delivers better handling at low speed.

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The suspension has also been upgraded, increasing ground clearance to 25.4cm, and the turning circle reduced. 

As for carrying capacity, the redesigned cargo box is almost 30% larger, while towing and payload limits are unchanged at 560kg and 454kg, respectively.

Cab improvements include more passenger legroom and a quieter exhaust, and an extensive list of accessories now features a wireless audio system and mobile phone holder.

There are also three new colour options – sage green, camo or black pearl.

Prices start at £9,499 (excluding VAT).

Ranger ATV

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Ranger Diesel Deluxe

Elsewhere, Polaris has jazzed up its working-class Ranger Diesel model for customers looking for a bit of extra bling.

The Deluxe has the same oil-burning engine, transmission and chassis as the standard version launched in 2019, but brings in the option of a matte titanium finish, 12in black aluminium alloys and LED headlights to replace traditional halogens.

Minor updates in the cab include a fancier steering wheel and more comfortable seats.

The RZR, General and ATV models have also had tweaks, and will all be available to purchase from the start of next year.