Polaris announced their new 2022 lineup of machines this past week. They showcased a new 54” Polaris Ranger SP 570, a brand new youth Polaris RZR 200, and new graphics for the rest of their machines. By all accounts, this is a year of refreshes instead of redesigns. Except, there’s one glaring omission:
Where the heck is the 2022 Polaris RZR Turbo S?
One thing’s for sure—Polaris didn’t forget about the Turbo S. It’s their top-of-the-line RZR model with a higher starting price than even the RZR PRO XP.
It’s also incredibly popular. The most common new RZR model we see out in parks and events is always some kind of Turbo S, whether that’s a 2-seater, 4-seater, or the more affordable Velocity variants.
It’s the dominant RZR, even moreso than the non-S RZR Turbos for good reason. It would be wild if it went away for 2022—we’re pretty sure it’s just going to be a little late to the party.
We have to believe we will be getting a new 2022 RZR Turbo S at some point this year or early next. But Polaris is holding it back for some reason—most likely to give it its own special announcement that stands out from the rest of the lineup.
Why do they want it to stand out? Because they think that whatever they’ve done to it deserves the spotlight. Whatever it is, Polaris seems to think it’s a bigger deal than the rest of the lineup.
It will show up eventually, so the question becomes: What is the 2022 RZR Turbo S?
While we don’t have any hard facts as of yet, we can take a look at a few clues and begin to make educated guesses about what it is.
Our first big clue is the new 2022 Polaris RZR 200. It’s the first new youth RZR in 13(!) years. The RZR 200 has several upgrades on board, from high-tech safety features to better wheel travel and suspension. But the biggest difference is the look. The cage and body are modeled after the PRO XP.
Based off this alone, we could get a redesigned Turbo S with a PRO XP body. But that’s not the whole story.
Rumors of something called a RZR PRO R have been circulating since the PRO XP was first announced in 2019. It has yet to see the light of day and there’s not a single crumb of official word on it. The PRO R rumors are nothing more than some blurry forum photos and speculation about Polaris patents.
But, rumors are often sparked by a nugget of truth. We still haven’t seen anything about a “wide” PRO XP that surely must be in the works. Currently you can only get one that’s 64” wide.
Adding the 72” Turbo S to the PRO XP lineup would make a lot of sense. Whether they call it PRO R, PRO S, or something else is anybody’s guess.
It all adds up—the delayed announcement, the PRO XP-looking youth model, the PRO R rumors, and the missing 72” PRO XP. It makes perfect sense that the 2022 RZR Turbo S won’t come out as a rehash of the 2021, but rather as a new PRO XP model.
Polaris’ move so far seems like the stock-standard method to make a single vehicle stand out from the rest of a new year’s lineup. Can-Am did something similar with the 2021 Commander last year. But the final question is: Do you want the Turbo S to turn into a PRO XP?
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That would be a huge mistake to take the xp s and turn it to a pro. The main reason most go with the turbo s is because of the looks. Around here there are a lot of people that still are not found of the pro line. It’s ugly to be honest. The turbo s styling and build is a true all around machine, from the dunes, to the desert, to trails (non of that single track trail riding, talking that rock crawling in parts, fast sections, rough section type trails.
Love my 2019 Turbo S Velocity.
It dominates everywhere I take it.
All around beast…..
Yeah. The Turbo S is definitely an all-time great. It’s hard to believe how smooth and fast that thing is off-road. It’s unreal.