Valcourt, Quebec, Canada June 4, 2019 – BRP (TSX: DOO, NASDAQ: DOOO) announced its most advanced Can-Am Off-Road vehicle lineup ever, including ride-enhancing changes across its Defender and Maverick lineups. The workhorse Defender lineup now includes more horsepower, industry-leading torque, and an entirely new Defender 6×6 model, while the performance-centric Maverick lineup features enhanced performance and improved accessibility.
The entire Can-Am Defender lineup is redesigned for 2020 to do it all, more comfortably and quietly. Tough chores and recreational riding are more enjoyable thanks to a smoother and stronger 82-hp Rotax engine that pumps out more power when it counts, including an industry-leading 69 lb-ft of torque. And a complete frame-up and front-end refresh provide improved ride, durability, and protection for long days at work or at play.
New for 2020, the Defender 6×6 DPS HD10 supplies uncompromising adaptability, unparalleled capacity and heavy-duty attitude for taking on challenging tasks and difficult terrain. This Can-Am vehicle takes on all the new model year Defender updates, including styling, performance and chassis enhancements. Its quiet, comfortable, clever and dependable like the rest of the family, but nothing can touch its versatile functionality, or the adaptable surefootedness offered from its Double Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTA) rear suspension and extra set of rear wheels.
The muscular 6×6 comes with a durable reinforced transmission and the new more powerful 82hp HD10 Rotax engine, with its industry-leading torque, is the ultimate taskmaster capable of towing up to a class- leading 3,000-lbs. capacity. Brute strength and resourcefulness mixed with multi-traction modes (4×6 and 6×6) mix together to offer unbeatable traction and floatability for maneuvering across rugged terrain, even with a full load. The vehicle’s clever and adaptable design includes an enormous cargo bed (6ft x 4.5ft) that can easily convert to a flatbed setup, allowing owners to match the vehicle to the chore and adventure at hand. The Defender 6×6 is the ideal workhorse for those serious about getting things done.
An all-new 2020 Can-Am Defender 6×6 HD 10 features outstanding 6-wheel traction to conquer the tough obstacles and get the job done. It is incredibly versatile, with a box that can be adjusted to perform tasks like never before. It is built to enhance the ride experience by allowing people to tow and carry more while traversing extreme terrain with ease.
The all-new, super-tough Defender 6×6 DPS HD10 arrives with a herculean attitude, incomparable adaptability and heavy-duty configuration, making it the instant workhorse of the family and an authentic hunting partner. The muscular 6×6, complete with a durable reinforced transmission and the new more powerful 82hp HD10 Rotax engine with industry leading 69 lb-ft of torque, is a true taskmaster capable of towing an industry- leading 3,000-lbs. capacity. Combining the exceptional power and torque with the Multi-traction mode (4×6 and 6×6) means unbeatable traction and floatability for maneuvering across rugged terrain even with a load.
The Defender 6×6 has the inner brawn to tackle challenging jobs and terrain, but it’s the vehicle’s clever and adaptable design that takes versatility to the next level. The enormous cargo bed (6ft x 4.5ft) offers 100% more bed capacity than regular Defender cargo box. The bed’s convertible flatbed setup gives owners the ability to change the configuration to match the load. Its size and versatility give it instant appeal for the modern outdoorsman.
16.9-Gal. onboard storage
The Defender 6×6 offers a total of 16.9-Gal. (63.9 L) of onboard storage in the form of resourceful stowage locations under the dash, in the dash, in a waterproof-and-removable box beneath the passenger seat, from a water-resistant and removable toolbox, two cupholders and also two armrests.
3,000-lbs. towing capacity
Fully equipped to move a load, the Defender 6×6 has a 2-in. (5 cm) receiver hitch and a class-leading 3,000-lbs. (1,361kg) towing capacity that comes standard.
Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate and smart storage cargo box with modular accessories
A huge and unique cargo box features a 1,000-lbs. (453.6 kg) of total capacity and manual dumping. It can adapt to your needs with its standard side panels that are easily removable allowing it to transform to a flatbed in seconds. The cargo box, measuring 72-in. x 54.5-in. (180.3 cm x 138.4 cm), is twice as long as the regular Defender bed.
“BRP is committed to the full-size utility-recreational segment because it is one the fastest growing in the market. The 2020 Can-Am Defender family is the direct result of merging tangible insights from customers around the world with our own strict innovation standards. The new Defender vehicles offer extraordinary adaptability, comfort, and dependability to help owners accomplish tasks with more confidence than ever before,” said Bernard Guy, Senior Vice-President, Global Product Strategy, BRP. “And our commitment to performance will never waver. The new Maverick X3 X rs Turbo RR, with its unprecedented power and control, is built to give Can-Am a stronghold in the sport side of the industry.”
2020 Can-Am Defender 6×6 HD 10 Specifications
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