2016 John Deere Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Preview
John Deere has taken the covers off a pair of new Gators – the XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Crossover Utility Vehicles.
According to Deere, the new UTVs are “designed for operators who desire performance, comfort and customization.”
“The XUV590i and XUV590i S4 four-passenger models were designed to get more chores checked off your to-do list, in a more comfortable setting,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. “Outdoor enthusiasts can navigate terrain faster with a top speed of over 45 mph thanks to quick acceleration powered by a 586 cc, 32 horsepower, liquid-cooled inline Twin-cylinder gasoline engine.”
Both the Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4 are powered by a 586cc V-Twin that produces a claimed 32 horsepower.
Both new Gator models also come equipped with four-wheel independent rear suspension, providing what Deere calls “unparalleled ride over challenging terrain and excellent handling through corners.”
A total of 8.0 inches of suspension travel is available on all four corners, while adjustable coil over shocks allow users to fine tune the ride to their liking.
The XUV590i offers drivers a minimum of 10.5 inches of ground clearance, 800-pound payload capacity and 1,100-pound towing capacity. The four-seat XUV590i S4 has 9.3 inches of ground clearance, 1,200-pound payload capacity and 1,100-pound towing capacity.
The two-seat XUV590i offers up 10.5 inches of ground clearance.
The cargo bed is a one-piece design with high-density polyethylene composite material and rounded inside corners that help make sure material dumps out properly when the bed is tilted.
Each new Gator also comes equipped with an 875 watt, 65 ampere alternator to run auxiliary attachments, such as lights, winches and sprayers, without the fear of discharging the battery. As well, Deere says it kept both sound and vibration levels low.
“Operators and passengers alike will appreciate the low noise and vibration levels on the new Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4,” Deere says in a release. “These benefits are achieved by isolating the powertrain and utilizing sound-dampening material around the engine and CVT intakes.”
When the rear seats of The XUV590i S4 aren’t in use, they can be folded down flat to create additional cargo space.
The XUV590i S4 also comes with a convertible cargo rack that offers additional cargo volume when users don’t need the back seats. A flip of a lever expands the cargo capacity by 48 percent.
Other features of Deere’s new Crossover Utility Vehicles include 7.4-gallon fuel tank and a backlit instrument cluster that offers readings for speed, engine rpm, fuel level, coolant temperature and warning lights for information such as power steering, maintenance reminders and seat belt reminder.
The Gator XUV590i starts at $9,799 and XUV590i S4 starts at $11,399. Both machines are already available at John Deere dealers.
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