Arctic Cat Introduces the All-New, High Horsepower Wildcat 1000 X Pure Sport Side-by-Side

A pure sport hot rod in an off-road vehicle;

Wildcat 1000 X’s powerful engine offers 90-plus horsepower, delivering impressive acceleration and handling;

Shipments to dealers begin March 2013

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) introduced today the Wildcat™ 1000 X, an all-new model in its pure sport Wildcat line of side-by-side vehicles. The Wildcat 1000 X combines 90-plus horsepower with new, advanced drive and handling technologies to provide off-road enthusiasts with an unrivaled experience. Arctic Cat will begin shipping the new Wildcat 1000 X to dealers in March 2013. The company’s fiscal 2013 full-year guidance includes the anticipated impact from the sale of these units.

“The Wildcat 1000 X reflects our strategy to enter new growth segments,” said Claude Jordan, chairman and chief executive officer of Arctic Cat. “With its 90-plus horsepower, industry leading 18 inches of rear travel suspension and 13 inches of ground clearance, the Wildcat X offers even greater acceleration and maneuverability to those seeking the best balance of power, suspension and handling in an off-road vehicle.”

Powering the Wildcat 1000 X is a V-Twin, SOHC, liquid-cooled, 951cc, electronic fuel injection engine built to provide massive torque and maximum acceleration. Arctic Cat’s Wildcat 1000 X also features a new drive and driven clutch, created in partnership with Team Industries. In addition, the Wildcat 1000 X utilizes Arctic Cat’s new sway bar for stability, in conjunction with new, heavy duty FOX Podium shocks and Maxxis Bighorn tires.

The automatic transmission has a park-in-gear shifter with reverse, neutral, high and low gears, and easily shifts from two-wheel to four-wheel drive, using a dashboard switch. The variable assist electronic power steering is designed to maintain a light steering input effort, with an infinitely adjustable tilt steering wheel.

The Wildcat 1000 X provides an industry leading 18-inches of rear suspension travel and 13-inches of ground clearance. Its full perimeter exoskeleton chassis offers best-in-class comfort and leg room for users. The interior has a locking glove box and cup holders, color matched bucket seats with three-point seat belts, tube-frame doors with integrated nets, and front and rear sport bumpers.

The Wildcat 1000 X is available in Team Arctic Green and Vibrant Red Metallic colors.

Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.arcticcat.com.

Contacts

Arctic Cat Inc.
Timothy C. Delmore, 763-354-1800
Chief Financial Officer
or
Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.
Shawn Brumbaugh, 612-455-1754
sbrumbaugh@padillaspeer.com

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Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) introduced today the Wildcat™ 1000 X, an all-new model in its pure sport Wildcat line of side-by-side vehicles.

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Contacts

Arctic Cat Inc.
Timothy C. Delmore, 763-354-1800
Chief Financial Officer
or
Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.
Shawn Brumbaugh, 612-455-1754
sbrumbaugh@padillaspeer.com