KYMCO has wheeled out its second next generation utility side-by-side model as the Taiwanese manufacturer continues its assault on the growing market segment.


The new UXV 700i LE EPS will arrive in Australian dealerships this month offering a host of new productivity and safety features, including electronic power steering.


Speaking at the launch, KYMCO Australia’s Michael Poynton said the new model would continue the strong uptake of KYMCO utility side-by-side’s.


“This part of the market is really booming as both recreational and agricultural users start to get their heads around the very real safety and performance benefits of running this type of vehicle.


“Late last year we launched the first of our next generation models. That has been an incredibly successful launch and we’re expecting similar results with the UXV 700i LE EPS,” said Poynton.


KYMCO have upped the value on the new model managing new inclusions like the electronic power steering yet maintaining a starting price less than $500 above the outgoing model.


Poynton said the company was focused on providing farmers and recreational users the best value for money.


“It’s great we can use power steering to reduce rider fatigue and increase manoeuvrability without really increasing the entry price,” he said.


Aside from the electronic power steering, buyers of the new model will get a 3,000-pound winch, fourteen-inch black alloy wheels, and metallic painted plastics all as standard inclusions.


The powertrain carries over unchanged from the previous model with the fuel-injected 45HP 695cc engine and bullet proof CVT automatic both returning.


The transmission again supports active engine braking and a front diff-lock enables push button selectable 2WD / 4WD while the independent suspension delivers a full twelve inches of clearance.


The next generation UXV 700i LE EPS also retains great productivity and safety features like the tilting cargo bed, in-cab storage, seat belts, side-window netting and shaft mounted park brake.


UXV 700i LE EPS will ring in at $14,990 (plus pre-delivery and freight charges) and is supported by the factories three-year warranty program.