Can-Am announced the addition of the new 2019 Maverick Sport models to their lineup of UTVs. The 60″ wide vehicles will be available in two packages: the Maverick Sport, and the Maverick Sport DPS which has two engine options. The lineup targets recreational trail riders. “The new Can-Am Maverick Sport is the best side-by-side vehicle we have ever developed for sporty trail riding,” said Bernard Guy, Senior VP, Global Product Strategy. “With Can-Am ingenuity, awesome Rotax power and incredible handling and comfort, they’re the perfect choice for people who want to tackle off-road adventures and challenges.” The vehicle launch continues Can-Ams four year plan of releasing new models every 6 months.
The base model Maverick Sport features and specs include:
- 75 hp Rotax 976 cc engine with EFI
- Quick Response System (QRS) CVT with high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra
- Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential
- Electronic hill descent control
- 11.5″/12″ of front/rear suspension travel
- FOX 2.0 Podium shocks
- 12″ of ground clearance
- 27″ Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
- 12″ Cast aluminum wheels
- Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
- 300 lb cargo box capacity
- 1,500 lb. towing capacity
- Digital multifunction gauge
- 55W reflectors and LED taillights
- Front steel bumper
- Full skid plates
- Premium half doors
- Adjustable tilt steering
- Available in White
- MSRP: $14,699
The Maverick Sport DPS 1000, available in Can-Am Red, adds dynamic power steering and headlights with unique Can-Am LED signature, and has an MSRP of $16,499.
The Maverick Sport DPS 1000R features a 100 hp engine for an MSRP of $17,999 and is available in Can-Am Red or Sunburst Yellow.
SVRs Take: The Maverick Sport line is essentially replacing Can-Am’s Commander lineup. The Sport line features more horsepower, more suspension travel, a slightly wider stance, significantly longer wheelbase (about 14″), upgraded transmission but only half the cargo box capacity. The Commander line had not been performing as well as the other product lines according to management comments in recent quarterly earnings calls. Expect to see four passenger and special edition Sport models to be added in the future, possibly in 6 months time, if past product line build outs are any indication.
Marc Cesare, Smallvehicleresource.com