TORRANCE, Calif. – March 20, 2012 – Kubota introduces the new gas-powered RTV400Ci utility vehicle that features the agility and reliability of a mid-sized utility vehicle, but is compact enough to fit in the bed of a full-size, long-bed pickup truck. At 54.7 inches wide and 72 inches tall, the new four-wheel drive RTV400Ci gets the job done with its fuel-injected 6 horsepower, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine.
“Kubota has built its reputation on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; the RTV400Ci makes for the fifth RTV in the Kubota family, and is another example of how Kubota continually delivers everything our customers value,“says Dan Muramoto, Utility Vehicle product manager. “Compact, gas-powered and well-equipped, the RTV400Ci provides exceptional ease of transportation, making the vehicle ideal for moving to and from worksites, caring for livestock or hunting in the woods.”
CVT Plus: Continuously Variable Transmission
This RTV has a newly-designed Continuously Variable Transmission with inertial clutch (CVT Plus) for excellent response and reliability, while providing dynamic braking to help maintain control during descents with engine-assisted deceleration. CVT Plus also features a full protection cover to minimize mud or dust intrusion to ensure longer belt life.
The RTV400Ci also features a new, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine that was developed to ensure peak performance and ultimate durability. This electronic fuel-injected (EFI) gasoline engine offers a responsive, smooth and reliable ride. The EFI system further improves engine performance by providing quick, easy starts, even in the most severe weather conditions, as well as on-demand power and optimized acceleration.
Weighing a modest 1,257 pounds, the RTV400Ci can handle upwards of 440 pounds or nine cubic feet in its durable, metal cargo box and it can tow up to 1,102 lbs. It is available in both Kubota Orange and Realtree® Hardwoods Camouflage*.
Operator Comfort and Safety
Featuring ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, the RTV400Ci is designed for ultimate comfort – its contoured bench seat makes riding enjoyable for both the driver and passenger. The low operator platform also offers ample leg room, making it easy to step in and out. In addition to comfort, the RTV’s Standard Rollover Protection System (ROPS) meets or exceeds standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
About Kubota Tractor Corporation
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 135 NET hp / 118 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com
*Realtree® Hardwoods Camo is a registered trademark of Jordan Outdoor Enterprises Ltd.
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Kubota RTV400Ci 100-Word Description
Kubota introduces the new RTV400Ci, a16-horsepower utility vehicle that fits into the bed of a full-sized pickup making it ideal for hunting or property maintenance. The RTV400Ci features a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Plus) and is powered by Electronic Fuel Injected single-cylinder gasoline engine for outstanding performance climbing hills, overcoming obstacles and working in higher elevations or in colder climates. At a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour, occupants ride in comfort with the RTV400Ci's ergonomic and conveniently-placed controls, contoured bench seat and low platform with ample leg room. The RTV400Ci is available in Orange and Realtree® Hardwoods Camouflage.
The new gas-powered Kubota RTV400Ci utility vehicle is powerful enough to handle the toughest challenges on rugged terrain and features mid-sized utility and agility but with a frame that is compact enough to fit in the bed of a full-sized long bed pickup. Perfect for anything from hunting and camping to routine property maintenance, the Kubota 400Ci is available in both Kubota Orange and Realtree® Hardwoods Camouflage.