All new Club Car compact XRT™800 and XRT™850 utility transport vehicles manufactured after April will feature Subaru 14-hp rated, 404-cc, single-cylinder overhead cam engines with electronic fuel injection (EFI). EFI engines start quickly, improve horsepower, and monitor and ration gasoline to maintain the optimum combustion mixture.
All new Club Car compact XRT™800 and XRT™850 utility transport vehicles (UTVs) manufactured after April will feature powerful new Subaru 14-hp rated, 404-cc, single-cylinder overhead cam engines with electronic fuel injection (EFI).
“EFI technology replaced carburetors on automobiles during the 1980s and 1990s, and is not uncommon on larger, more expensive UTVs. But it’s far from industry standard on compact UTVs, largely because of high development and production cost,” said Ross Lyons, product manager of the company’s utility platform. “Yet EFI makes a tremendous difference in performance.”
Unlike carburetors, which suction fuel, EFI systems atomize fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle under high pressure. The engine starts right up, because its engine control unit automatically adjusts the fuel-to-air ratio based on operating conditions.
The EFI engines also improve horsepower by 30 percent over the previous engines and deliver best-in-class acceleration, hill-climbing ability, fuel economy, range and peace of mind.
EFI systems monitor and ration gasoline to maintain the engines’ optimum combustion mixture. The pressurized fuel system makes the engine less sensitive to contaminants in the fuel, thereby reducing problems starting the engine.
The Subaru engines also feature capacitive discharge ignition for more precise ignition timing and better starting when cold, hemispherical heads that improve fuel efficiency, and automotive case-hardened steel timing chains that boosts reliability.
Subaru’s splash lubrication system requires no oil filter. That makes oil changes easier and eliminates the hassles associated with buying, changing and disposing of filters.
These vehicles also feature a rustproof, corrosion-resistant, aircraft-grade aluminum frame. Both the XRT800 and the XRT850 come with the choice of a fold-down, rear-facing, two-passenger seat that converts into a small flat bed or an aluminum cargo bed that carries up to 150 pounds.
XRTs are sold by Authorized Club Car dealers. To find a dealer near you, visit www.clubcardealer.com.