E-Z-GO® Showcases Redesigned RXV®, New Hospitality Vehicle at 2016 PGA Show
AUGUSTA, Ga. — E-Z-GO will showcase its commitment to innovation at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show with its enhanced lineup of E-Z-GO® golf cars and Cushman® utility and hospitality vehicles, including the redesigned E-Z-GO RXV® and the Cushman Refresher Oasis™ food-and-beverage vehicle.
“E-Z-GO and Cushman’s next-generation technologies bring efficiency and reliability to our customers,” said Kevin Holleran, president of E-Z-GO and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) companies. “We have been a leader in innovation in the golf course industry for more than 60 years, and we’re proud to continue that legacy into 2016 with vehicles like the E-Z-GO RXV golf car and Cushman Refresher Oasis hospitality vehicle.”
At booth 2431, course owners, managers and superintendents can learn how E-Z-GO and Cushman’s state-of-the-art solutions deliver cost savings, while providing a superior course experience. After exploring how E-Z-GO uses smart design to increase its customers’ profitability and enhance the on-course experience with technologies like its patented IntelliBrake™, visitors can put their own smarts to the test with the interactive “Intelligence That Pays” game and receive a multi-port USB charger and a chance to win up to $1,000.
The next-generation E-Z-GO RXV raises the bar on superior golf car performance. Equipped with an AC drivetrain and IntelliBrake technology, the RXV is the industry leader in efficiency. E-Z-GO’s AC drivetrain is up to 25 percent more efficient than a traditional DC drivetrain for superior energy efficiency, increased power and longer run times between charges. The electric RXV’s patented IntelliBrake system automatically slows the vehicle when traveling up or down steep grades, and engages the parking brake when the vehicle stops, without the need for operator input. IntelliBrake also delivers full-time regenerative braking, recharging the vehicle’s batteries whenever brakes are applied, to further extend the vehicle’s energy efficiency and range. The RXV is also available in a 13.5 hp gas-powered model. Both models provide rack-and-pinion steering and independent front suspension. The RXV’s design was recently updated based on golfer feedback with a modern, automotive look and luxury refinements that maximize the golfer’s experience. New amenities include ergonomic seats, larger cup holders, abundant in-dash storage and the industry’s largest bagwell.
Cushman Refresher Oasis
The Refresher Oasis is the latest addition to the Cushman line of hospitality vehicles, and provides another opportunity to increase revenue through on-course beverage and merchandise sales. Featuring four beverage compartments with an industry-leading 500-can capacity, the Refresher Oasis was engineered for volume and superior durability. With a 12.1-square-foot wrap-around counter, its sleek design also includes a 6.7-cubic-foot merchandising/dry goods cabinet. Optional airpots are available and courses can order the vehicle, counter, refresher unit and canopy in optional colors.
In addition to the company’s new vehicle offerings, the booth will highlight E-Z-GO’s integrated fleet management system, TKV GPS, which provides remote vehicle health and service monitoring, geo-fencing and real-time communication with golfers. E-Z-GO will also highlight TechForce™, the nation’s largest network of experienced golf car service technicians, with unparalleled response time.
E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility vehicles, and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Georgia, E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.
Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognized as light-transportation solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products include more than 20 different vehicle models, from the rugged Hauler® 4X4 utility vehicle, ideal for tough hauling and towing tasks in outdoor environments, to the imposing Titan®, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 3,000 pounds, to the Minute Miser™, perfectly suited for transporting people and small loads across large facilities. Cushman vehicles are designed and manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman, Bad Boy®, TUG™ and Douglas™ brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
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