April 9, 2014

Club Car Compact Utility Transport Vehicles Get Electronic Fuel Injection Engine

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).

³EFI technology replaced carburetors on automobiles during the 1980s and
1990s, and is not uncommon on larger, more expensive UTVS. But it¹s far
from industry standard on compact UTVs, largely because of high
development and production cost,² says Ross Lyons, product manager of the
company¹s utility platform. ³Yet EFI makes a tremendous difference in

What is EFI?

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.

Other Benefits

EFI systems monitor and ration gasoline to maintain the engines¹ optimum
combustion mixture. The pressurized fuel system makes the engine less
sensitive to contaminants in the fuel, thereby reducing problems starting
the engine. Almost anyone who¹s operated a mower, string trimmer or chain
saw has experienced this problem.

The Subaru engines also feature capacitive discharge ignition for more
precision ignition timing and better starting when cold, hemispherical
heads that improve fuel efficiency, and automotive case-hardened steel
timing chains that boosts reliability.

Subaru¹s splash lubrication system requires no oil filter. That makes oil
changes easier and eliminates the hassles associated with buying,
changing and disposing of filters.

All that makes the XRT800 and XRT850 great choices for men and women
trail riders, home owners with acreage, campers, hunters and others.

Durable Rustproof Frames
These vehicles also feature the industry¹s only rustproof,
corrosion-resistant, aircraft- grade aluminum frame. So they deliver long
life and retain their value.

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. And they both fit into
the back of a pickup truck.

XRTs are sold by Authorized Club Car dealers. To find a dealer near you,

About Club Car
Club Car, one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the
world¹s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric
vehicles. The company¹s Precedent® golf cars and Carryall® turf utility
vehicles are integral to successful operations at thousands of courses
around the world. The company also offers a complete line of new and used
golf cars, XRT utility vehicles and street-legal, low speed vehicles
(LSVs) for personal use, all backed by Club Car¹s 50+ year legacy of
superior design, manufacture and service. Club Car is part of Ingersoll
Rand, and is based in Augusta, Ga. Visit