Arctic Cat Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today its 2022 snowmobile lineup, which continues Arctic Cat’s 60-year tradition of infusing new technology and innovation into the industry.
Headlining the lineup is the new Thundercat, offering electronic power steering (EPS) for the first time on a high-performance, turbocharged sled.
The BLAST lineup welcomes two new sleds to the family with the addition of the BLAST XR 4000 and BLAST XR Touring 4000, the first mid-sized touring sled.
Arctic Cat has also enhanced existing models with new options and equipment for the 2022 model year. To celebrate 60 years of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, all models will include a commemorative 60th anniversary badge.
“This model year, Arctic Cat celebrates 60 years of sharing the passion for snowmobiling. From the track to the trail to the deep snow, our heritage is strong, and we’ll continue to build upon that tradition to innovate the snowmobile riding experience,” said Troy Halvorson, Vice President, Arctic Cat for Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “This year’s lineup offers key features and sleds our customers want, while providing more options for first-time and value buyers to help attract more people to our sport.”
The new Thundercat with EPS combines industry-leading technology and comfort on the fastest stock trail sled available. Paired with Arctic Cat’s revolutionary ATAC™ on-the-fly suspension that allows riders to adjust the suspension for any riding condition, the sled is more agile and provides less fatigue so the rider can enjoy its industry-leading power longer.
Last year, Arctic Cat introduced the first true, mid-sized snowmobile lineup that included the mountain BLAST M 4000, trail BLAST ZR 4000 and sport-utility BLAST LT 4000.
The sleds are powered by the industry’s first electronic fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 2-stroke engine — the 65+ HP-class C-TEC2 4000, with 397cc. This year, the company is expanding the category with the addition of the BLAST XR 4000 and BLAST XR Touring 4000.
The XR model brings crossover capabilities to a mid-size snowmobile, while the XR Touring is the first mid-size touring option. Both sleds are perfect entry-level options for customers looking for a value-priced sled, or experienced riders wanting an easy-to-ride snowmobile that is a blast to ride.
Also new for 2022 models:
• All 6000, 8000 and 9000 sleds receive the new ADAPT CVT System by Arctic Cat for upgraded performance and serviceability.
• The crossover lineup is offering a RIOT 8000 and RIOT X model with Arctic Cat’s revolutionary, adjust-on-the-fly ATAC suspension system.
• The M 8000 Hardcore ALPHA ONE adds a 146-inch x 2.6-inch lug track model.
• The M 8000 Mountain Cat ALPHA ONE 154 receives ATAC on both standard and electric start models.
All 2022 Arctic Cat snowmobiles will be available for pre-order at the season’s best deals through the Snowmageddon sales event, which ends April 30. A limited number of models will also be made available in-season through eligible dealers without Snowmageddon program benefits.
For more information on all Snowmageddon deals, visit a local Arctic Cat dealer, or go to ArcticCat.com and use the new sled builder to visualize different track lengths, colors and accessory choices. Join the conversation on Arctic Cat Snowmobiles’ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts.
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.