Polaris announced its 2018 Slingshot lineup including a new limited edition version of the Slingshot SLR. The base-level Slingshot is now known as the Slingshot S, and it sees a two-grand price drop to $19,999. This brings the 2018 three-wheeler line up to four models: the Slingshot S, Slingshot SL, Slingshot SLR and the new Slingshot SLR LE.
The big update for 2018 is the new Ride Command infotainment system. An optional accessory on the S model but standard on the others, the Ride Command system includes a 7-inch multi-touch display with Bluetooth connectivity, phone integration, USB and customizable information screens. On the SLR and SLR LE, Ride Command includes turn-by-turn navigation (Slingshot S and SL owners can purchase the navigation feature as an optional add-on).
“The introduction of Ride Command merges modern conveniences of today’s latest technology with Slingshot’s high-adrenaline riding experience,” says Kevin Reilly, vice president of marketing for Slingshot. “The addition of the SLR LE rounds out our vehicle offerings with a premium model for those who demand the absolute best.”
The Slingshots are all powered by a 2384cc engine from GM claiming 173 hp at 6200 rpm and 166 lb-ft at 4700 rpm, paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
The new SLR LE package adds BILSTEIN 10-way adjustable suspension, a 200w Rockford Fosgate audio system, and premium sport seats with color-matched side bolsters. The Slingshot SLR LE (pictured below) will be available in a Ghost Gray color with Lime Squeeze accents and special edition graphics for $30,999.
The Slingshot S will be offered in Gloss Black for $19,999, down from the $21,999 Polaris was asking for the 2017 Slingshot. The SL is available in Navy Blue and Sunset Red (shown below) for $25,499. For the extra dough, the SL gets you a back-up camera, windscreen, color accented seats, a Rockford Fosgate audio system and Ride Command.
Another step up is the Slingshot SLR for $28,999 and a choice of Electric Blue or Orange Madness. The SLR adds navigation, sportier seats, Sparco steering wheel, shifter and pedal covers, forged aluminum wheels, a 305mm rear tire, two-piece composite brake discs and a tinted wind deflector.
The 2018 Polaris Slingshot lineup arrives in dealerships in September.