Arctic Cat Introduces the Four-Seat Wildcat 4 Sport ROV

  Arctic Cat Introduces the Four-Seat Wildcat 4 Sport ROV

     Wildcat 4 accommodates up to four occupants on an extended chassis;
                  Offers new drive and clutch technologies;
             Shipments to dealers begin in the 2013 March quarter

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- December 04, 2012

Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) introduced today the Wildcat 4™ 1000, expanding
its pure sport Wildcat™ line of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The
Wildcat 4’s extended chassis accommodates up to four occupants. Arctic Cat
will begin shipping the new Wildcat 4 model to dealers in the fiscal fourth
quarter ending March 31, 2013. The company’s fiscal 2013 full-year guidance
includes the anticipated impact from the sale of these units.

Arctic Cat's new pure sport Wildcat 4(TM) 1000 ROV offers four seats, and new
drive and clutch techn ...

Arctic Cat's new pure sport Wildcat 4(TM) 1000 ROV offers four seats, and new
drive and clutch technologies. (Source: Arctic Cat)

“We are excited to offer enthusiasts a four-seat version of our popular pure
sport Wildcat ROV,” said Claude Jordan, chairman and chief executive officer
of Arctic Cat. “Consumer interest in sport ROVs continues to grow and we are
committed to gaining further market share in this industry segment. We built
the Wildcat 4 with many industry-leading features found in the Wildcat 1000,
which we introduced in our fiscal third quarter last year, and added
innovative new technologies and features to create an unrivalled customer
experience.”

For the Wildcat 4 1000, Arctic Cat designed a completely new drive and driven
clutch in partnership with the leading clutch authority, Team Industries. The
new clutching system improves the vehicle’s acceleration and the
responsiveness of the engine’s massive torque and horsepower. In addition, a
new sway bar has been designed to work in conjunction with all-new shocks.

The Wildcat 4 provides an industry leading 18-inches of rear suspension travel
and 13-inches of ground clearance. Its full perimeter exoskeleton chassis was
stretched 29 inches to accommodate four occupants with best-in-class comfort
and leg room. The interior has a locking glove box and cup holders, four
high-back bucket seats with three-point seat belts and four tube-frame doors
with integrated nets.

Powering the Wildcat 4 is a V-Twin, SOHC, liquid-cooled, 951cc, electronic
fuel injection engine built to provide massive torque and improved
acceleration. The automatic transmission has a park-in-gear shifter with
reverse, neutral, high and low gears, and easily shifts from two-wheel to
four-wheel drive, using a dashboard switch. The variable assist electronic
power steering is designed to maintain a light steering input effort, with an
infinitely adjustable tilt steering wheel.

The Wildcat 4 1000 is available in three painted metallic color choices:
Sunset Orange, Black and Arctic Green.

Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain
vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat^® brand name, as well as
related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the
NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information
about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.arcticcat.com.

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Contact:

Arctic Cat Inc.
Timothy C. Delmore, 763-354-1800
Chief Financial Officer
or
Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.
Shawn Brumbaugh, 612-455-1754
sbrumbaugh@padillaspeer.com
 
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