01.Acceleration & Handling that blurs the line
between work & fun.
Powerful gas engine
The Sidekick’s quick acceleration and high transport speed—up to 40mph— come from a powerful 48 HP gasoline engine. Equipped with a CVT Plus transmission, this rugged, water-cooled engine provides plenty of torque for an astonishingly quick and smooth take-off. ISC (Idle Speed Control) and highland correction ensure stable power for any situation. The durable starter and chaintype timing belt need less maintenance.
And you’ll never have to worry about overheating with a built-in microcomputer that monitors engine oil temperature and sounds an alarm.
CVT Plus (Continuously Variable Transmission with Centrifugal Clutch)
The Sidekick is equipped with Kubota’s worry-free CVT Plus transmission. The centrifugal clutch keeps the thick, doublecogged 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.
Light at low-speed and firm at high-speed,the Sidekick’s speed-sensitive 45A EPS(Electronic Power Steering) offers exceptional steering control, improving not only handling, but also stability. Standard on all models, the EPS ensures outstanding performance even when the cabin/cargo box is heavily loaded or the snowblade is attached. Operating at higher speeds, EPS safeguards against oversteering, increasing stability and control.
*Standard on all models