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Polaris plans to bring more off-roaders, all terrain vehicles to India

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

Mr Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director of Polaris -All Terrain Vehicles, launching the four-stroke 'Sportsman 550 EPS ' model with a power steering in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar

Off-road and all-terrain vehicles major Polaris today announced plans to bring in more vehicles from its global stable to India.

This includes vehicles from the group companies GEM, which the company had acquired from Chrysler and Indian, Mr Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director of Polaris India, part of the $2.7-billion Polaris Industries Inc, said.

The response to off-roaders and all-terrain vehicles, useful in Defence and farm applications and joy riding for those who like such vehicles has been excellent. The demand has surpassed expectations. This has enthused us to consider bringing in more models into India, he said.

“The company has introduced about 10 models into India since launch of a subsidiary here. We are open to bringing in other models from the range depending upon what the customers want. We are evaluating the prospect of bringing in electric vehicles and heavy bikes too,” Mr Dubey said.

“The vehicles are versatile and could be used in tourism centres and police departments, the latter in difficult terrains for extremist activity. We are in talks with military and paramilitary establishments and State tourism departments offering them our vehicles,” he said.

The company opened its ninth dealership in India at Hyderabad and plans to open three more shortly.

vrishi@thehindu.co.in

Published on April 20, 2012

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