CVT Plus transmission

The Sidekick is equipped with Kubota’s worry-free CVT Plus transmission. The centrifugal clutch keeps the thick, double cogged belts tight for minimal slippage, ensuring fast response and excellent belt durability.
Fully shielded to keep out dust and water, the CVT Plus also cools the CVT belts with a large cooling fan for even greater durability.

Dumping cargo box

Fast and effortless, the Sidekick’s cargo box with standard assist damper or optional electric over hydraulic lift makes short work of unloading cargo.

Front and rear independent suspension

Even when fully loaded, the Sidekick won’t bottom out. Front and rear independent suspension delivers a smooth ride with plenty of clearance.

Speed-sensitive EPS

Light at low-speed and firm at high-speed, the Sidekick’s speed-sensitive EPS (Electronic Power Steering) offers exceptional steering control, improving not only handling, but also stability.

Engine braking

Engine-assisted deceleration gives dependable control down steep slopes. The Sidekick’s one-way sprag and centrifugal clutch provides engine-assisted deceleration, for an enhanced sense of control and safety,  articularly when travelling downward.

Digital cluster panel

The smart new meter panel alerts all major vehicle functions; featuring seatbelt and parking brake alarms, as well as overheating and intermediate gear control indicators. The modern white LCD display provides excellent visibility at all times.

New steering wheel and shift knob

Designed to match the Sidekick’s bold style, the ergonomic steering wheel and shift knob improve driver experience and overall comfort. The angle of the steering wheel can be adjusted to fit the operators posture for easier handling and greater control.

Towing capacity

907kg towing capacity for a wide range of towing jobs.



RTV-XG850 Sidekick specifications

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