Polaris, Yamaha boost current year promos as 2019 closes

Current-model year promotions have seen an uptick from OEMs in December, though most incentives are focused on prior-year models, according to a report BMO Capital Markets provided Powersports Finance.

Polaris is offering 0% financing and either a two year-warranty or a $250 rebate on current-model snowmobiles. The company offered a 3.99% APR at this time last year.

Additionally, Polaris is focused on current-year Slingshot models. The vehicles are available with a $2,500 rebate or 3.99% APR, compared with last year’s offer of 3.99% financing for 36 months or 5.99% financing for 60 months.

Meanwhile, Yamaha has upped its rebate promotions on current-model year side-by-sides. Sport and recreational side-by-sides are available with a $1,000 rebate. Sport UTVs had no rebate offer last December, while recreational side-by-sides had a $750 rebate.

Kawasaki’s “Tis the Season” sales event began in December, with incentives that are more promotional on current model year side-by-sides and most of its prior model year lineup. “We continue to think that higher side-by-sides offers likely stem from a desire to clear the channel ahead of the shipping and initial spring selling season of its new Teryx KRX 1000 sport side-by-side,” Analyst Gerrick Johnson wrote in the report.

Current model year Mule side-by-sides have a $1,000 rebate, while Teryx side-by-sides have a $1,250 rebate. By comparison, Teryx models sported a $500 rebate last year.

Matthew Wood

Matt Wood is the Associate Editor of PowerSports Finance, where he is responsible for covering all the latest news, trends, and innovations with powersports lenders and dealerships. Previously, Matt was a writer for Auto Finance News before switching full-time to PowerSports Finance. He is also an experienced entertainment news writer covering pop culture, movies, and TV shows. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rowan University in New Jersey.

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