With the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting impacts affecting pretty much all aspects of life these days, Polaris is extending is Snow Check spring order program on 2021 snowmobiles and adding new incentives. Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo and Yamaha, at this point, are taking different routes.
Specific to Polaris, its Snow Check ordering program for spring-exclusive models – including the headline grabbing Indy VR1 models – has been extended from its original concluding date of April 15 to a new deadline of May 1. Moreover, Polaris has added a couple of additional incentives, including 0 percent financing for 48 months with a two-year warranty or 0 percent financing for 12 months with a four-year warranty – take your choice.
In its release announcing the changes, Polaris also stressed that dealers will now be able to take Snow Check orders and deposits over the phone, and that “$1,000 Golden Ticket” rebates will apply toward a 2022 Snow Check RMK or SKS model.
There is, though, still an extra incentive to get that order in by the original tax day of April 15: For orders received by that day, Polaris is guaranteeing shipment of the ordered model by November 30, 2020. If that doesn’t happen, the person ordering the sled will receive a $500 Polaris coupon.
There have been rumors that other sled factories have been considering various moves in this era of economic uncertainty and slowdown, but nobody except Polaris has moved in that direction yet. We contacted each of the other three major sled factories for status updates.
An Arctic Cat spokesperson said that the company is currently reviewing its plans for its spring Snowmageddon program for its 2021 snowmobiles, which at this point is scheduled to end on April 18. Remember, the Cat spring order program launched way back in November when the brand announced its 2021 lineup, and this year it includes online ordering.
Meanwhile, a BRP official contacted today said that Ski-Doo had not changed the dates of its Spring Promo Sales Event, which is scheduled to wrap up on April 14. So, those wanting any of the exclusive X or X-RS models or features available this time of year should make a decision and speak with their dealer in the next dozen days.
Yamaha’s early order program – called the 2021 Spring Power Surge program – has a deadline of April 18 and the Yamaha official we contacted was the most definitive of the four factories, saying “we will not be extending the deadlines.” That means those seeking an LE model and the finance and warranty benefits are also “on the clock” for a decision.
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