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The Hottest Side X Side That Doesn't Exist

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  1. cball86

    cball86 Supporting Vendor

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    The Hottest Side X Side That Doesn't Exist

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    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?

    [​IMG] Slate Blue Concept - Joshua Carper

    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.

    [​IMG] 2016 Polaris General

    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.

    [​IMG] Party in the Front, Work in the Back?

    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... ;)



    [​IMG] Highlifter Concept - Photoshopped by Joshua Carper



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  2. mtimesplitter167

    mtimesplitter167 Mike SXS Nation Expert

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    I remember when the rzr xp came out.every one wanted a box on it.Now we have the general it has a box so we want a crew.
    picture of the 900 back then

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  3. Dave

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    When and if the release a General 4 it will be high on my list to consider. I had a Ranger crew and went to the RZR-4. I love the RZR but really miss the utility end of the crew.
     
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    Fswan Forde Team SXS Nation

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    Ditto on what Dave said! a General-4 is high on my wish list!
     
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    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    2019 Polaris General 4

    Me as well. We will need a 4 seater in the next couple years and I think the General would fit that bill.
    Chris, If anyone at Polaris asks….they need to add turf mode as well. The bed is nice, but it wont do much good when we are tearing up our lawns :)
     
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    kscfire Paul Event Coordinator

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    What he said.
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  7. GaryL

    GaryL Gary Moderator

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    I think a 4 seat General just might get me in the buying mood again!
     
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    I would say it won't be long and Polaris will have a 4 seat general
     
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    My vote is for an extended cab version. I don't need four seats and definitely don't want the longer wheel base. I just need about 8 -12" behind the seat to throw my coat and rifle. Oh, and camo!
     
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    Edited the article to include some awesome renderings that Joshua Carper was nice enough to allow me to use.
     
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    Yeah, it would be real hard for me to resist a 4 seater. Heck, I don't even need the locking rear diff.
     
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    Expat Larry SXS Nation Team Leader

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    I'll up that and say a Highlighter edition 2 seater and 4 seater.
     
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    That HighLifter rendering is SWEET!
     
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    MLK SXS Nation Rookie

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    Joshua Carter did an awesome job on the G-4 and Highlifter renderings.
    Really nice.
    Makes me really want a 4 seater.
    Mike
     
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    That is a nice render for sure. Hmmmm
     
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    very nice
     
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    Ha, he is testing the signature limit for me :)
     
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    So its a conspiracy........ o_O:eek::D
     
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    Well if they are going to do it then it needs to be priced competitively with the Teryx4 and with similar geometry. Not going to be interested it has a 10' wheelbase.
     

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