Arctic Cat chooses Garmin Tread navigators for side-by-side vehicle integration
August 23, 2022 at 15:00 PM EDT
Tread navigators will be incorporated into leading ATV brand’s 2023 Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN) today announced that Arctic Cat®, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, one of the most respected names in powersports, has selected Garmin to exclusively outfit its new Wildcat™ XX Black Hills Edition side-by-side vehicles with customized 5.5-inch Tread® navigators beginning in model year 2023.
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Arctic Cat has selected Garmin to exclusively outfit its new Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition side-by-side vehicles with a customized 5.5-inch Tread navigator, beginning with the 2023 model year. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We’re honored that Arctic Cat has selected Garmin as standard equipment on its Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition side-by-side vehicles,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Garmin provides the perfect combination of cutting edge technology and reliability that is pivotal to the off-road experience, and we’re confident that Arctic Cat customers will appreciate having our rugged Tread navigators at their fingertips.”
The Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition is a take on the popular two-passenger side-by-side, which features an Off-Road Racing Style Suspension System as well as ADAPT CVT clutch for a smoother ride and enhanced power delivery. It’s equipped with a 998cc 130HP engine and 32-inch trail tires to dominate any terrain, as well as a new lower gear ratio transaxle that enhances traction. This vehicle is designed for technical trail riding, difficult climbs and rock crawling, making it an ideal match for the integrated Garmin Tread navigator.
“We chose to integrate the Garmin Tread with the Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition because it matches Garmin’s highly-regarded trail mapping and GPS capability with unmatched ride and handling,” said Trenton Munsell, Arctic Cat product manager for dirt. “Pairing with Garmin gives us the chance to leverage technology from the best in the business to give our customers what they want, the ultimate riding experience.”
The Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition includes a Tread navigator featuring a 5.5-inch ultrabright display and is paired with an extended range antenna that enhances communication performance. The rugged powersport device features turn-by-turn trail navigation1 with OpenStreetMap (OSM) and USFS Motor Vehicle Use Maps for traversing unpaved roads and trails. The navigator comes preloaded with topographic maps, U.S. public and private landowner information and subscription-free Birdseye Satellite Imagery. Users can also access inReach® functionality through compatible inReach devices (sold separately).
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1 Limitations may exist in map data for some road and trail route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and conditions during vehicle operation. The Garmin OpenStreetMap products are intended to be used only as a supplementary travel aid.
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About Arctic Cat
The Arctic Cat brand is iconic in the powersports industry, representing 60 years of snowmobiles, side-by-sides and ATVs that are renowned the world over for their power and performance. Arctic Cat snowmobiles, side-by-sides, ATVs and affiliated products are designed and manufactured in Thief River Falls, Minn. by Arctic Cat Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company that operates as part of the Textron Specialized Vehicles business. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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