Deluxe cargo box (XUV825i Camo shown)
The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust, dents, and reduces noise.
Deluxe cargo box tailgate
Tailgate lowered to 150 degrees
The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, features truck-like performance, and can be operated with one hand.
The standard installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.
Deluxe cargo box tilt
Integrated handle for manual cargo box tilt
The deluxe cargo box is now easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist.
A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel.
Integrated tie-down points
Integrated tie-down point in cargo-box bed
Additional tie-down points (TH 6X4 shown)
The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:
- Four corners inside the cargo box bed
- Four points on the load guard directly behind the operator station (A)
- Tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box (B)
- Six points on the underside of the cargo box frame (circled)
Converting deluxe cargo box to a flat bed
Deluxe cargo box converted to flat bed (XUV 825i Shown)
Deluxe cargo box converted to flat bed (XUV825i Shown)
The deluxe cargo box easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows loading larger cargo.
Brake and taillight with protector
Bedmat—protects the steel floor from dents
Cargo box power lift
Cargo box power lift
Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box include:
- Factory-installed brake and taillight with protector
- Factory-installed spray-in liner (not shown)
- Improves skid resistance and surface abrasion protection
- Cargo box bed mat
- Cargo box power lift
|| 1143 mm (45 in.)
|| 1320 mm (52 in.)
|| 304 mm (11 in.)
||0.46 cu m (16.4 cu ft)
| Weight capacity
|| 454 kg (1000 lb)
| Dump angle
|| 47 degrees
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.
XUV front suspension detail
To complement the most capable frame available in a high-performance utility vehicle, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension.
A dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics.
The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.
Dual A-arm front suspension features include:
- 203.2 mm (8 in.) of travel provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction and vehicle control
- 17.5-mm (0.6875-in.) solid anti-roll bar with fully rubber isolated connecting links and pivots for minimal vehicle body roll and quiet operation
- Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron knuckles to support the strut, constant-velocity (CV) shaft, and wheel
- Maintenance-free rubber torsional A-arm pivots for long life and quiet operation
- CV shaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot
- Front sway bear for balanced handling
XUV rear suspension detail
Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:
- Unequal length, dual A-arm construction for superior wheel control and travel
- 228.6 mm (9 in.) of total travel provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction, excellent ride quality, and vehicle control
- Coil over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain
- A-arms made from square/rectangular tubing reduce weight while remaining rigid
- Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron uprights support wheel loads with a double row of ball bearings
- CV driveshaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot
The Gator™ XUV Crossover Series Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power, optimizing acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously variable clutch system to the transaxle.
Key elements of the drive system include:
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt:
- Drive clutch is attached to the engine.
- Driven clutch is attached to the transaxle.
- The engine braking system utilizes a tight belt for operation, requiring an idler sleeve on the primary clutch for neutral. The secondary clutch is a new build on shaft design that utilizes a cam to tune the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The clutch will stay engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
- The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT™) air intake draws in 50 percent more air vs. previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system. The system will reduce belt slipping and improve durability.
- A low- and high-speed forward gear offering:
- Low range is 0 km/h to 43 km/h (0 mph to 27 mph), 825i S4
- Low range is 0 km/h to 24 km/h (0 mph to 15 mph), 855D S4
- High range is 0 km/h to 71 km/h (0 mph to 44 mph), 825i S4
- High range is 0 km/h to 51 km/h (0 mph to 32 mph), 855D S4
- Ability to creep along slowly to maneuver in tight spaces
- Standard full clutch enclosure with high speed fan provides longer belt and clutch life
- High-ratio clutches with three cam weights for maximum belt clamp load in high torque conditions
- Powertrain reduction ratios:
- The complete reduction ratios range for high gear is (8.6:1 at top speed and 42:1 at initial clutch engagement
- The complete reduction ratios range for low gear is (17.9:1 at top speed and 86.8:1 at initial clutch engagement
- NOTE: Delivery and torque to the ground depends on tire size which is a function of nominal size and pressure.
How the variable-speed drive works:
- As engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.
- As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.
- With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.
- The driven clutch is designed to sense varying loads (inclines, mud, etc.) and constantly adjusts drive speed upward or downward so that engine rpm remains optimal.
Transaxle, MFWD, and CV shafts
Side view of CVT intake and clutch on closure (XUV855D shown)
Front differential rocker switch
Rear end shot of sway bar, suspension components, and CV shafts (XUV825i S4)
- Operator interface
- On-demand true 4WD system with an auto-locking front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch is best-in-class; when the rocker switch is in the on (4WD) position, the front differential will automatically lock for extra traction when needed, but when the rocker switch is in the off (2WD) position, the vehicle will remain in 2WD
- Provides exceptional traction in challenging conditions
- Maintains turf-friendly operation in 2WD mode
- Illuminated for low light operation
- Two-speed fully enclosed oil bath transaxle allows for superior pulling ability
- Cast aluminum design is the most robust in the industry
- Helical forward and reverse gears are used for quiet operation
- Rear traction assist (differential lock) is built in and can be engaged on demand
- Allows locking the rear drive wheels together
- Provides increased traction in tough spots
- NOTE: Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because it allows the inside wheels to turn slower than the outside wheels
- Neutral start safety interlock for engine ignition system
- Large, sealed bearings are located inside the housing for better protection and durability
- Contains gear case for transferring power to the MFWD
- Splined shaft interfaces for maximum torque transfer and durability
- All drive gears machined from highest grade gear steel
- Protected by a skid plate
- Mechanical front-wheel drive
- Electronic design is auto-locking for ease of use
- Performs like a locking differential when engaged, but like an open differential when cornering
- Offers positive engagement of both front wheels in forward and reverse as a differential package
- Automatic engagement on the fly—no shift linkages required
- Protected by a skid plate and frame
- Drive shafts
- Rear CV shaft diameter measures 27 mm (1.1 in.) and designed for peak engine and braking torque
- Front CV shaft diameter measures 23.9 mm (0.94 in.) and designed for peak engine torque
Propshaft (transaxle to MFWD shaft) diameter measures 23 mm (0.91 in.) and designed for peak engine torque
- All CV Shaft and propshaft joints are maintenance free and protected by exclusive Neoprene boots for durability
812-cu cm (49.6 cu in.) gasoline engine
The machine is powered by a 812-cu cm (49.6 cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engine. It produces 6.5 kgm of torque (47 lb-ft) at 3200 rpm. The advanced electronic- controls and fuel-injection systems deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.
The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:
- 50 hp* at 6000 rpm
- 71-km/h (44-mph) top speed
- Electronic fuel injection for superb performance, altitude adjustment, and cold-weather starting (tested to -20°F)
- Electronic ignition is continuously variable for optimum engine power and provides fast, reliable starts
- Exclusive electronic ground-speed governor and throttle body
- Auto compensates by providing more power when going up a hill or through difficult terrain
- Eliminates top-speed degradation from belt wear
- Overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy
- Full-pressure lubrication system
- Spin-on oil filter with drain bracket and oil drain valve enable easy servicing
- Dry replaceable single-element air cleaner with remote intake
- See-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without having to remove the radiator cap
- Sealed radiator compartment keeps trash and debris on the outside of the grille
- Standard high-capacity alternator - 75 amps for maximum accessory capability
Additional detail on the electronic governor and throttle body
- The electronic governor system allows the electronic control unit (ECU) to continuously monitor the throttle opening and engine speed, electronically regulating the throttle opening to maintain a constant engine speed, even under changing engine-load conditions
- Electronic throttle control (ETC) is an electronic link between the accelerator pedal and the throttle; the ECU determines the required throttle position through other sensors; the system provides input to the fuel injection system
- Benefits of ETC are consistent powertrain characteristics, regardless of engine temperature, altitude, accessory loads, etc.; ETC also dramatically improves the ease with which the driver can execute gear changes and deal with the dramatic torque changes associated with rapid accelerations and decelerations
* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.