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Source: Textron Off Road news release

AUGUSTA, Georgia - Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, and its Textron Off Road brand continue to innovate the company's off-road vehicle lineup with the introduction of the all-new, pure-utility Prowler Pro. Built in Thief River Falls, Minn. by the company known for precision engineering that fuels adventurers and hard workers all over the world, the Prowler Pro offers quiet gas power and unmatched reliability to tackle the toughest jobs and handle the most-extreme hunts.

"Textron Off Road focused on the driver experience when developing the new Prowler Pro," said John Collins, Vice President, Consumer for Textron Specialized Vehicles. "The legacy of Textron, a leader in design and production of combat vehicles, military helicopters and advanced marine craft trusted to keep our warfighters safe, has been built into this vehicle making it a formidable work partner."

Whether its traversing farm fields, tending to livestock or pacing the thrill of the hunt, farmers and hunters appreciate a quiet vehicle. At the heart of the Prowler Pro is a 50-horsepower, whisper-quiet, 812cc EFI engine offering all the grunt needed to be a reliable work partner or haul big game. To complement the strong, silent engine, vibration-reducing engine mounts and bushings knock out vibration and buzzing so the vehicle offers quiet power and performance. Prowler Pro also features a tuned-exhaust utilizing a rubber isolator with the muffler to lessen exhaust noise.

Prowler Pro not only offers a quiet ride experience, but all the comfort needed for tough tasks and long days. For a comfortable ride, the vehicle has 10 inches of front and 9.5 inches of rear suspension travel with 10.75 inches of ground clearance and 26-inch Pro Terrain tires to tackle rutted farm fields or the toughest hunting trail. Its 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,500-pound payload and 1,000-pound cargo box capacity allow implements and game to be towed or hauled with ease. For in-cab comfort, the vehicle features a three-person bench seat perfect for work applications, and tilt steering with a column shifter for easy and comfortable operation. Its customizable speed control allows the operator to set a speed which is perfect for ensuring ranch and farm hands are utilizing appropriate speed on the job.

Whether hunting or farming, storage is essential, and Prowler Pro offers 17.92 cubic-feet of overall storage capacity. The vehicle also has a cargo box with 14.69 cubic-feet to haul plenty of gear or game. Its modular in-cab design allows for the removal of the passenger seats - which can be easily stored behind the driver's seat - to free up floor space for oversized items. The behind-the-seat storage also offers additional space for quickly needed gear, while smaller items such as gloves, tools and safety goggles can be stored in the spacious glove box.

Reliability and serviceability are essential in the field or on the hunt, and Prowler Pro was developed to be a durable and easy-to-maintain work partner. Textron Off Road aggressively tested Prowler Pro for more than 1,000 hours to put the vehicle through its paces. The result is a tried-and-true, work side-by-side durable enough to withstand the harshest tasks and conditions. For ease-of-maintenance, the Prowler Pro has toolless service components with easy-access panels, so the vehicle can spend more time in the field or at hunt camp.

For maximum versatility, Textron Off Road vehicles is offering more than 50 custom-built, easily installed accessories including a truck-inspired cab, a heater kit, body protection, plows, gun scabbards and lighting. Accessory packages include "Geared-Up," "Expedition" and "Decked-Out" which offer different roof, windshield, protection, lighting, and in-cab accessory options.

Textron Off Road is offering the Prowler Pro in one base model color, Marsh Green for $11,399, $14,199 Canadian dollars. Dynamic Charcoal and Fire Red XT models include electronic power steering and 26-inch Pro Terrain tires on machined aluminum wheels for $12,999, CA$16,199. All vehicles are sold with a 12-month warranty and will be available in dealerships in May. For more information, visit a local Textron Off Road dealer, go to TextronOffRoad.com or join the conversation on Textron Off Road's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts.

About Textron Off Road

The diverse Textron Off Road product line includes gas and electric off-road vehicles for a variety of uses in work and play, including the Prowler, Stampede, Havoc, and Wildcat lines of side-by-sides and Alterra ATVs. Textron Off Road is a brand of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.