New MULE PRO-MX Launched - A Midsize Side x Side Combining Work and Play
Jun. 12, 2018
Tokyo, June 12, 2018 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the launch of the 2019 MULE PRO-MX, the newest model in the tough and versatile MULE series side x sides, in the USA, Canada and Europe from mid-July.
The MULE PRO-MX was developed with the concept of being just the right size for both work and play. With a size midway between the flagship MULE PRO-FX/FXT, the MULE PRO-DX/DXT and the compact MULE SX, its major features are a sufficient loading capacity and excellent handling capabilities.
There are four variations of the MULE PRO-MX in terms of equipment and chassis color to match the application.
|STD||Simple and basic equipment|
|EPS||Equipped with electronic power steering and LED auxiliary headlamps|
|EPS LE||Equipped with a plastic roof convenient for use outdoors and stylish aluminum wheels|
|EPS CAMO||Camouflage perfect for hunting|
Engine & chassis
|1.||Specifically designed liquid-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder SOHC 4 valve engine (695 cm3)|
In addition to excellent towing and carrying capacity, the specially designed engine has superior reliability and startability through the adoption of a fuel injection system. In addition, by combining a centrifugal clutch with a CVT transmission, the MULE PRO-MX smoothly draws out the powerful low-speed torque characteristic of a single cylinder engine.
Also, the CVT transmission is configured such that the optimum engine brake is applied when going down a slope.
Mid-size chassis with excellent maneuverability and agility
Cargo bed with excellent loading capacity and convenience
Design & equipment
|1.||Design that embodies rugged styling and tough performance|
The exterior incorporates a design that embodies the tough performance common to the MULE series. The MULE PRO-MX is rugged not only in appearance, but also in functionality, including intake and exhaust layouts that prevent entry of water and mud, in addition to a steel diamond-plate floor and cargo bed.
|2.||Electronic power steering|
Excluding the STD, the other three models are equipped with electronically controlled power steering which varies the degree of assist according to the vehicle speed. The steering operation is lighter in the low speed range, becoming heavier as the speed increases, providing the optimum assist according to the vehicle speed.
|3.||Adjustable tilt steering function|
The angle (height) of the steering wheel can be changed according to the physique and preference of the driver.
|4.|| High-volume storage space|
The MULE PRO-MX is also equipped with numerous features for convenience and comfort. A 9.1 L storage compartment is located under the front hood and an additional 5.3 L compartment is built in under the passenger seat for storage of large tools for work and play. A lockable glove box is integrated into the dash, pockets and a tray are provided in a total of four places for quick and easy storage of small items, and cup holders are installed on both the driver and passenger sides.
|MULE PRO-MX <STD>||MULE PRO-MX <EPS>|
|MULE PRO-MX <EPS LE>||MULE PRO-MX <EPS CAMO>|
|Product name||MULE PRO-MX|
|Planned launch date||Mid-July 2018|
|Region of release||Europe, the USA, Canada|
|Colors||<STD> Super Black
<EPS> Timberline Green, Bright White
<EPS LE> Firecracker Red
<EPS CAMO> Camouflage Truetimber HTC green
|*||Manufacturer's suggested retail price. Does not include overhead and other expenses. This price is for reference purposes only.|
|*||The MULE PRO-MX cannot be operated on public roads or with general traffic. Also, license plates cannot be obtained for the MULE PRO-MX.|
|Product name||MULE PRO-MX|
|Engine/valve type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder / SOHC 4 valve|
|Total displacement||695 cm3|
|Inner diameter x stroke||102.0 mm x 85.0 mm|
|Max. output||33 kW (45PS) / 6,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||58 N⋅m (5.9 kgf⋅m) / 5,000 rpm|
|Fuel supply system||Fuel injection|
|Lubrication method||Forced lubrication / wet sump|
|Starting method||Electric starter|
|Battery||12 V / 18 Ah|
|Length × width × height||<STD, EPS>
2,795 mm x 1,525 mm x 1,890 mm
<EPS LE, EPS CAMO>
2,795 mm x 1,525 mm x 1,925 mm
|Cargo bed dimensions (internal)||847 mm x 1,119 mm x 232 mm|
<STD> 716 kg
<EPS> 720 kg
<EPS LE> 723 kg
<EPS CAMO> 725 kg
|Max. loading capacity||317 kg|
|Max. towing capacity||680 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||36 L|
|*||Numbers are North America specifications.|
|*||“MULE” is a registered trademark of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.|