Cub Cadet unveiled its newest concept vehicle, the Volunteer VTX side-by-side, at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Volunteer VTX features a new engine and drive train and is designed to be a versatile and transformable machine.

“Whether it’s tackling a variety of professional work-related needs, taking on extreme, challenging terrain or transporting VIPs, the new Volunteer VTX concept utility vehicle represents the epitome of both form and function, bringing high style to high performance and high capability applications,” says Jeff Salamon, director of marketing. “The essence of the new VTX concept utility vehicle is a combination of powerful utility with incredible transformability – allowing users unprecedented UTV functionality. Pushing the boundaries of the UTV as we know it, the cross-over design of the VTX opens the market to a new class of transformable Utility Vehicles.”

To create the Volunteer VTX concept, Cub Cadet partnered with powersports industry leader, Cycra. The result is a new class of transformable utility vehicles. The concept is designed to easily transform – even in remote locations – for multiple high-demand, high-profile and challenging applications.

To manage difficult municipal tasks, tackle challenging event-related jobs, move cargo and/or people, the VTX concept offers many of the features found across the Volunteer platform with several enhancements in form and function. For those jobs that require additional power, the VTX cross-over includes 12-volt power outlets, hook-ups for air-powered tools and multi-functional high-intensity lighting.

For those looking to explore more challenging terrain, the VTX also offers a wide range of upgrades including a new engine and drivetrain. Under the hood is a 850cc parallel-twin Webber engine with twice the horsepower found on the current Volunteer EFI allowing it to reach speeds of 45 mph. In keeping with the versatility theme, maximum speed can be controlled as necessary by using special speed keys.

Other features include foldable jump seats that provide the flexibility to carry up to five riders or create more space behind the front seats for cargo or as a work area. The bed sides fold down to transform the VTX into a mobile work station complete with tool hookups. The fully digitized dashboard displays a digital instrumentation pod above the steering wheel, including in-dash GPS and radio capabilities. For those adventures that demand even more than four-wheel drive, the VTX comes with a front, rear and portable winch.

Finally, a dynamic digital display is located on the steering column and allows users to easily access vital information. An in-dash monitor with GPS and rear-facing camera view gives riders a true global view. According to Cub Cadet, the accessibility to information provided by the VTX is unlike any other UTV on the market.

For more information about the Volunteer utility vehicles manufactured by Cub Cadet visit www.CubCadetUV.com.

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