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September 19, 2013

E-Z-GO Introduces Redesigned Freedom TXT Golf Car

E-Z-GO introduces its redesigned Freedom TXT personal golf car, updating the model’s classic look and proven performance and offering a host of enhancements to make the vehicle even more fun for the family, whether it’s crossing the fairways of the golf course or traversing the neighborhood paths.

“In designing the new Freedom TXT, our goal was simply to make a personal vehicle that was a little more comfortable and a whole lot of fun,” said Eric Bondy, vice president, consumer business for
E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc. “It’s built to put smiles on faces, whether Mom is using it to play 18 holes in the morning, or Dad is taking the kids to the community pool in the afternoon.”

The new Freedom TXT’s styling follows modern automotive design cues, giving the vehicle a sleek, contemporary appearance. Its front cowl and body panels are crafted from durable automotive-quality materials with an attractive, painted finish resistant to scratches and fading. The new front bumper withstands repeated 5-mph impacts, and the TXT’s steel-reinforced rear bumper is the strongest in the industry.

The Freedom TXT’s new sun top boasts a double-walled construction and an industry-first molded-in grab handle. The canopy is angled downward to eliminate standing water, and a 360-degree drip edge funnels water away from occupants, keeping riders dry.

Inside the vehicle, numerous enhancements make a ride in the Freedom TXT more comfortable and more fun. Upgraded seating provides better lower back support and more cushioning for a softer ride. The forward-neutral-reverse switch has been relocated to a central location along the bench seat’s centerline, placing controls at the driver’s fingertips for easier access and quick changes of direction.

The Freedom TXT’s dashboard has larger cupholders to hold bigger cups and water bottles, positioned in the center of the vehicle to keep them within arm’s reach. Dashboard storage pockets are also larger than before, and are placed higher in the dash compartment to better protect stored items from the elements. The Freedom TXT’s dashboard can be equipped with an optional USB charger to power mobile phones and other small electronics.

The two-passenger model features an oversized bagwell to accommodate larger golf bags. The Freedom TXT is also available in a four-passenger model with a rear-facing seat that can carry up to two additional passengers.

The Freedom TXT is available in an electric model powered by a 48-volt DC drivetrain for silent, zero-emissions operation and the best energy efficiency of any DC-powered golf car available. For drivers who prefer a gas engine, the Freedom TXT’s gas-powered model sports a 13.5 hp, 401cc Kawasaki® engine with a hemispheric combustion chamber for optimal power and fuel efficiency.

The Freedom TXT is available now from your local E-Z-GO Authorized Dealer. For more information about the redesigned Freedom TXT, and to find your local dealer, visit ezgo.com.

About E-Z-GO
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV® and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman® line of heavy-duty material carriers and utility vehicles, and the Bad Boy Buggies® line of off-road utility vehicles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

Contact:
Brandon Haddock
Director, Communications
706.772.5931
bhaddock@textron.com