Polaris Launches 2022 General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition

New colors and new features make this a go-anywhere machine.

The new General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition promises to be a killer do-it-all machine that offers new priority on trail competence and fun.Ross Ballot

Ever striving to offer a UTV for every task, use, and buyer, Polaris is releasing a new trim on the do-it-all General model for 2022. Enter the General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition, a limited-edition model targeting General buyers who want their machine to be a little more trail-happy. Included are a seriously appealing assortment of kit, promising to make this one of the best and most capable variants of this specific Polaris to date.

Polaris touts that the Trailhead Edition is “loaded with premium performance features and expanded overall capability on the trails. The newest General is the ultimate machine for outdoor enthusiasts seeking new destinations and raising the bar on adventure.” This model will be available in two-seat and four-seat models and is positioned not to be a dunes- or desert-focused machine, but rather meant for serious trail riding. Polaris tells us, “…for those looking to go further, in search of new destinations and experiences, the General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition is purpose-built to handle longer, more adventurous hauls with riders and all their gear.” It sounds like this may be the overlander’s special. We can even picture a rooftop tent nestled above the cabin.

Offered in two-seat or four-seat configurations, the new General XP 1000 promises to up the General’s on-trail monte.Ross Ballot

Added features in addition to the General 1000 are substantial. Ride Command is now present, allowing riders to use the 7-inch glove-friendly infotainment system for navigational purposes with a built-in GPS, as well as use it for their best Hansel-and-Gretel impression, with the map showing the track on which riders have traveled for ease of navigation back home. It also boasts the ability to send texts without cell service. The infotainment system also controls a Rockford Fosgate Stage 3 audio system, which has a 400W amp and 10-inch subwoofer, and is better than what most of us have in our tow rigs.

There’s many other additions too. In addition, the 600-pound dumping cargo box gains MOLLE sidewalls for ease of tying down cargo. A bumper-mounted 11-inch Pro Armor light bar allows for adventuring long after the sun sets. Unique Matte Blue Slate paint and Matte Orange Rust accents give the Trailhead Edition a special look. We see a winch, roof, Pro Armor tires, and ample protection from debris. All of this is, of course, on top of the already-great General 1000′s standard fare.

Pricing for the General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition will start at $26,699 and $28,899 for the General XP 4 1000 Trailhead Edition. Those interested can visit Polaris’ site for more info. Consider us extremely so, and we can’t wait to try out the General’s newfound trail-crushing and overlanding-tailored demeanor.

The 2022 General XP 4 1000 Trailhead Edition promises to be good. Take an already-great UTV and add an assortment of trail and overlanding accessories. We’re looking forward to trying it out.Ross Ballot