No it’s not a real image, it’s actually a really great example of Photoshop making the world a better place from Joshua Carper (Click here to check out his Instagram). However, it’s currently the most asked about product this year in my dealerships. It took about all of 5 minutes after the release of the Polaris General for the masses to start asking the question… when do we get a 4-seat model?
Released in November, the General is the latest chassis in the forever expanding Polaris family of Side by Sides. What can best be described as the result of a one-night stand between a RZR and Ranger, it ended up with Dads engine and Mom’s rear-end, combining the looks of both. It’s a long awaited cross-over model intended to fill the void when you want to balance your work and play with a single machine. It’s clearly intended to be a Commander killer and since it’s basically sitting on a RZR-S chassis with a 15 HP advantage the Commander threw in the towel before the General even started shipping.
Despite all the buzz and (so far) success of the General launch, there is 1 topic that is repeating it’s self over and over on the sales floor When is Polaris going to release a 4-seat version? In my opinion very soon, but that’s not exactly the boldest prediction in the history of Powersports. We got the Ranger, and then came the Crew. We got the RZR, and then came the RZR-4. If you look back the launches of the RZR 800, RZR-S 800, RZR 900XP, RZR 1000XP, RZR-S 900, and RZR TURBO have all been almost immediately next year or even mid model year releases of their family hauling counterparts. It’s a very been there, done that progression from the historical Polaris playbook.
Unless you get a blog post from me in the near future announcing the ACE “front and back model”, my bet is on a 2017 General-4…err I mean General Crew? I guess Mom and Dad are going to have to work that one out. In the meantime we all just have to wait, maybe A spring release Highlifter General? Because as a dealer, I wouldn’t be able to sell you 2 of them if they all came out at once… 😉
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