Fans of the Can-Am brand have new toys to enjoy next year.
Whether you’re looking at a new Can-Am for work or play, their 2020 lineup of models has you covered. They’ve refurbished the Defender, added a 6×6 rig, and stuffed the Maverick full of horsepower. You know we’re going to start by talking about the latter.
The Maverick lineup now features an available 195-hp Rotax Turbo RR engine. Yes, that’s nearly 200 horsepower in a side-by-side. Your author will take this opportunity to note that the Fox-bodied Mustang GTs he coveted in high school only had an output of 225 horses from their burly V8s. This new Rotax makes the RR the industry’s most powerful factory pure sport side-by-side vehicle, according to Can-Am. The company also says it has as-yet unnamed suspension improvements and new wheel and tire packages for better off-road maneuverability.
Can-Am touts the Maverick lineup as now more affordable with two new vehicle packages introduced for 2020. These include a 72-inch wide Maverick X3 RS Turbo R, a performance machine built to conquer the sand with its Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks, priced at $22,499. A four-seat Maverick X3 MAX X mr Turbo RR rings up a bill of $28,999 and is built so people can master every mud pit with three of their closest friends. There’s an extra inch of bonus ground clearance, too. A 64-inch wide Maverick Sport X xc 1000R is priced at just over 20 grand.
The entire Can-Am Defender lineup is redesigned for 2020. Powering the things are a stronger 82 horse Rotax that also pumps out an industry-leading 69 lb-ft of torque. A complete frame-up and front-end refresh is said to provide improved ride, durability, and protection for long days at work. The styling, complete with a new fascia, redesigned grill and hood, brings Can-Am’s family look to Defender. Inside the cockpit, certain rigs will feature either a new 4.5 inch digital display or 7.6 inch display with keypad
An new 2020 Can-Am Defender 6×6 HD10 features 6-wheel traction to flatten tough obstacles and get work done. Its cargo box is very versatile, measuring 4.5ft x 6.5ft and includes removable sides, offering a flatbed setup if the rider so chooses. Towing taps out at a heady 3000lbs. Plus, it looks cool.
We can’t wait to give these things a go, especially the near-200hp Maverick. Be sure to stay tuned for more details as we get them.