Posted April 8, 2016

Can-Am's New Six-Passenger UTV

BRP expanded its line of Can-Am Defender side-by-side UTVs with the new MAX family, offered in four different models. Its pickup truck-inspired design offers extensive capability, cargo and storage space, along with comfortable seating for up to six adults.

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“We made a commitment last fall to vastly broaden our Can-Am side-by-side portfolio with the introduction of a new vehicle every six months for the next four years. The release of this second Can-Am Defender family of vehicles is a direct result of that promise,” said Anne Bélec, SVP Global Brand, Communications and PAC at BRP. "The Defender MAX vehicle . . . has a tough and capable design that delivers class-leading comfort, convenience and reliability.”

With its added seating capacity, better storage and workhorse capability, the Can-Am Defender MAX models can tackle the toughest jobs or be used to explore terrain with friends and family. The side-by-side vehicles can convert from transporting people to carrying supplies and heavy loads in seconds.

The Defender MAX model is available with two heavy-duty Rotax V-Twin engine packages – a 72-hp HD10 and a 50-hp HD8 – each delivering peak torque at lower RPM. It comes standard with PRO-TORQ transmission with a Quick-Response System that allows for improved power transfer to the wheels.It has three driving modes and a four-mode traction system with Visco-Lok QE front differential that provide multiple choices and control for
varying terrain and tasks.

It features a 1,750-pound payload capacity, 2,000-pound tow rating and is rated to haul a best-in-class 1,000 pounds in its dumpable cargo bed. All of this capability is packaged with an exclusive suspension that provides responsive handling and comfort, even while carrying heavy loads. 

The rear cargo bed, whose tailgate has a 250-pound capacity, is equipped with integrated anchors and tie-down points, and includes multiple recesses for convenience, such as a set built specifically to hold five-gallon (19-L) buckets in place. In addition to the rear
cargo bed space, there are copious amounts of onboard storage by way of adaptable and
folding front and rear passenger seats and an industry-first removable toolbox.

The Defender MAX model comes with a yearly advised maintenance schedule of 1,865 miles or 200 hours.