Segway's New Super Villain SX20 Side-By-Side Has 330 Hybrid Horsepower

Ross Ballot
by Ross Ballot

Nobody expected Segway to enter the side-by-side (SxS) business when the company launched its two-wheeled personal transport device back in 2001, but here we are. The company has been dipping its toes deeper and deeper into the Powersports pool, and with its new Super Villain SX20 UTV the company has officially jumped off the deep end.

The all-new Super Villain SX20 will come with two powerplant options. The first is a 2.0 TGDI engine good for 235 horsepower and 390N·m of torque, with a claimed top speed of 150km/h (about 93 MPH). The more powerful option adds a hybrid component by way of a 7.9kWh capacity LPH battery and 70kw electric motor. Total output is an astronomical 330 horsepower and 570N·m of torque. Top speed remains unchanged from the non-hybrid model, and while we expect the hybrid machine to outperform its non-hybrid counterpart, it does weigh in at an enormous 3,196 pounds to the standard model's 2,755 pounds. This is full-on street legal sports car weight and power, from a UTV built by Segway. What a world.

There's plenty of other goodies too, like paddle shifters, selectable drive modes, racing shocks, and six-point harnesses for the occupants. The "Smart Commanding System" brings a full-on tablet and computer experience to the center screen, and both the interior and exterior design are reminiscent of the high-performance models from class stalwarts like Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, and Yamaha. If it has the actual goods to back up its looks, this could be a unique winner in the sport SxS class. Pricing and availability haven't been announced yet, so stay tuned to see if the Super Villain SX20 costs as much as its power and weight make us think it will.

Ross Ballot
Ross Ballot

Ross hosts The Off the Road Again Podcast. He has been in the off-road world since he was a kid riding in the back of his dad’s YJ Wrangler. He works in marketing by day and in his free time contributes to Hooniverse, AutoGuide, and, and in the past has contributed to UTV Driver, ATV Rider, and Everyday Driver. Ross drives a 2018 Lexus GX460 that is an ongoing build project featured on multiple websites and the podcast and spends his free time working on and riding ATVs.

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