ATV, an acronym for all terrain vehicle, is a class of vehicles that are built to traverse difficult terrain that regular cars and SUVs find almost impossible to negotiate. A bunch of ATV makers operate in India, with American ATV and Snowmobile specialist Polaris the foremost among the ATV makers in India. India’s northern frontier state, Jammu and Kashmir, has been besieged with floods, leading to widespread death and devastation.
The trail of flood water induced carnage has made many parts of the state un-motorable for conventional forms of transport. Enter the ATV. Polaris India has volunteered four ATVs to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), for use in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. The four Polaris ATVs that have been pressed into action in Jammu and Kashmir are: The RANGER®6×6 800, the RANGER CREW®800, the RZR®XP 4 900 and the Sportsman®MV 700.
Press Release from Polaris India
Polaris India volunteers 4 Off-Road Vehicles to flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir
Vehicles to assist National Disaster Response Force in relief operations
New Delhi 17th September, 2014: Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., the world leader in off-road and All-Terrain vehicles has volunteered four demo Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) to NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), to assist in relief efforts after the state was hit by floods recently.
The volunteered vehicles are RANGER®6×6 800, RANGER CREW®800, RZR®XP 4 900, Sportsman®MV 700.The vehicles were handed over to ‘Sh. O.P. Singh IPS’, Director General National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at New Delhi.
“Floods in J&K have ruined lives and livelihood and we at Polaris are saddened by the magnitude of this distressing tragedy. With the entire system of roads in and around the states damaged and non-existent now, apart from debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, Polaris India can extend a hand of support to help accelerate the relief operations. These specialised Off-Road Vehicles will help in making this area accessible, due to its off roading capability,” said Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.
Besides the ORVs, Polaris will also be sending its ambulance, which is modified on Ranger 6X6 by Bafna Healthcare Pvt. Ltd which is engaged in manufacturing & trading a wide range of ambulance vehicle and mobile clinic. The Polaris ambulances are built with unmatched traction and capacity. With an engine capacity of 760cc, this vehicle is perfect to manoeuvre on treacherous terrains as well as narrow strips, to supply medical help and assistance to places of difficulty.
Polaris vehicles are specially designed to manoeuvre around rough terrain where best of vehicles fail to run. The vehicles are widely used by defence, Para military forces & police, and disaster management, tourism and forest departments. Models like RANGER® 6×6 800, RANGER CREW® 800, RZR®XP 4 900, Sportsman® MV 700 are built to make damage control & Rescue operations easier with their off-road capability, all-wheel drive and huge tank capacity (water/foam). These vehicles are designed with recommended water fording capability at floorboard level. The use of advanced technology in the vehicles creates smooth ride even when fully loaded. The ground clearance capacity of the vehicles adds to the comfort by clearing obstacles and moving smoothly through ruts and over rough terrain.
“Adding to the gesture of commitment to stand by the nation in this social cause, we also offer to help train the rescue and relief teams about the usage of these vehicles and educate them about their capabilities .We are deputing a technician cum trainer with these vehicles “added Mr. Dubey.
About Polaris India
Polaris India Pvt Ltd, established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (USA), (www.polaris.com) which designs, engineers manufactures and markets innovative, high quality Off Road Vehicles (ORV’s), innovative All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), the Polaris Ranger®, (for recreational and utility use), Snowmobiles, Motorcycles and Electric powered vehicles. Polaris India Pvt Ltd. launched its flagship products including ATVs, Polaris Ranger RZR, Side x Side Vehicles and Snowmobiles in India on 24th August, 2011.
Polaris India, has taken one giant step to revolutionize the Indian market for catering to very culture of the Indian Territory with a wide array of diversified off-road vehicles designed exclusively for our elite customers and various utility use. Polaris India has a strong network of 15 Dealerships, 10 PRS (Polaris Riderzstop) & 28 Polaris Experience Zones (Tracks) to take the off road riding culture way ahead. They are state of the art and offer a workshop for service. These dealerships located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Srinagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Nagaland and New Delhi.
Information about line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available at www.polarisind.in or from authorized Polaris India Dealers.
About Polaris Industries Inc.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com
The Product Line Available:
Sportsman® ATVs Polaris Sportsman range of ATVs is the best way to enjoy the outdoors. They are affectionately called quad-bikes. Through rain or snow, flat or hilly terrain, our ATVs perform at optim um levels no matter what the region or the season. It is available in premium (high quality performance), 2 – Up (double seater) and value (more affordable) ranges.
Polaris RANGER RZR® Side by Side: Polaris Ranger RZR® Side by Side is the only sport utility off-roader which is exclusively built for off-road activities. Polaris off-roaders deliver a razor sharp performance every time. There are four variants available: Only Trail (exclusively for hilly/mountain terrain), only Sport (for dune-surfing and riding in open spaces), only 4 Seat (world’s first 4-seater Side by Side) and Only Xtreme (Premium performance under all conditions).
Snowmobiles: Polaris snowmobiles promise to generate excitement in India. They are available in Adventure, Crossover, Performance, Deep Snow, Trail Luxury and Utility ranges.
Polaris Range of Multi Utility Vehicles: The range of off-road vehicles offered by Polaris is undoubtedly one of the best in the market. It is designed to perfection for providing the maximum power, durability, higher loading capacity and superior manoeuvrability. The easy to use, hardworking multi-utility range of vehicles by Polaris is built specially for extreme performance and sturdiness. They are used in various industries as below
Defence & Police: Polaris Military vehicles are the solution for easy movement of military personnel in tough off-road terrains like hills, forest, snow, water, marshy land, desert, rocky land etc. Built to match the tough working of the Defence and Police, reaching the unreachable, achieving the impossible has become easily attainable with the range of Polaris Vehicles. Polaris “Light Tactical Vehicles” are most suitable for anti-insurgency, anti-terrorist & anti-naxal operations for quick movement in guerrilla war operations.
Agriculture: More ploughing power, tougher built, higher loading capacity, better manoeuvrability, and easy to handle, the agriculture range provides the option of achieving the maximum and best results for all farming needs.
Construction: The versatile, dependable and durable construction range helps in making the difficulties of construction easy. Designed for extreme conditions, these workhorses are available in a range of models to suit every requirement.
Tourism: Explore the unexplored, create new possibilities and enjoy the beauty of nature with the maximum comfort provided by the tourism range of Polaris.