The TUATARA 1100EFI all terrain vehicle is a UTV unmatched and unrivalled in features and quality in its class. This highly functional, amazingly robust and truly versatile machine is suitable for just about any application, including farming, hunting, a range of commercial activities, or for purely recreational purposes.  In fact the TUATARA'S all steel structure makes it probably the toughest UTV available in New Zealand.

The TUATARA has an impressively powerful 1100cc four cylinder, 16 valve engine, which is accentuated with an amazing five speed transmission that offers huge power at any speed and a top speed of 70kph.  The clear advantages offered by the manual transmission are engine braking through every gear and none of the issues posed by CVT transmission drive belts, which have a propensity to slip if they become wet, and many customers also experience premature belt wear which significantly increases vehicle maintenance costs.   The "go anywhere" capabilities of the TUATARA are further enhanced with the switchable 2WD / 4WD option and individually selectable front and rear differential lock.

Found standard on the TUATARA, but provided as (expensive) accessories on other utility vehicles, is the 1,360kg electric winch, a fold-down windscreen, a roof mounted LED lightbar, electrically operated rear tray hoist, high grip CSV tyres, engine intake snorkel, CD radio, fibreglass roof with carry tray, front carry tray and two deck mounted equipment boxes.  What other UTV boasts such standard features?

Also not found on other UTVs in New Zealand, is the 100% steel rear tray (ie. not flimsy plastic) with the added feature of full drop-down sides permitting the carriage of  wider loads.  The functionality of the TUATARA is further enhanced with the fitting of D-ring tie downs on both the rear tray and the bonnet allowing the convenient security of any load.

Another feature that sets the TUATARA apart from the competition, is the front carriage tray, capable of carrying a further 200kgs.  This capability is not found on any other utility vehicle in New Zealand.  And the TUATARA is equipped with power steering, so if it’s a water tank you need to carry up front, or fence posts, you can be confident that the steering will still be light despite the load.  Yet another feature is the adjustable steering column which allows the operator to set a comfortable steering position no matter their body size.

The TUATARA UTV comes standard with 26” CST 6 ply tyres.   These tyres have been tested and used by US Military vehicles.  They are unrivalled in grip, durability and performance which provides the TUATARA with exceptional traction in almost any situation.

One of the most commented on features of the TUATARA UTV is the full walk through cabin that allows easy entry and exit from the vehicle. This is so important for an operator whose use of the vehicle necessitates frequently getting in and out.  Likewise, the walk-through cabin is a huge benefit to an operator who may have restricted movement and may find other UTV's uncomfortable to operate.

An added feature also not found in other UTVs is the chassis construction employed in the design of the TUATARA.   This gives the TUATARA amazing structural strength and is an ideal feature when negotiating rocky areas or where the machine is likely to come into contact with solid vegetation such as branches or tree stumps or even bottoming out on very hard soil.  The robustness of the TUATARA should be a significant consideration when selecting a UTV.

The passenger cabin of the TUATARA is a truly safe place to be no matter the terrain.  It is contained within a very robust roll over protection system (ROPS),  and the three seats are equipped with five point seat belts for added safety.  And its all weather roof and windscreen combine to make the TUATARA unrivalled as the most solid workhorse UTV currently in New Zealand.

To handle the toughest, most rugged conditions, the TUATARA comes with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). The IRS allows the TUATARA to keep its rear wheels stable and in constant contact with the terrain in all conditions, allowing for more traction, a smoother ride and less sliding. The IRS and the added ground clearance (330mm) offered by the IRS design, lets you stay on the throttle through turns and when negotiating rough and undulating terrain.

But the real amazing feature of the TUATARA is its versatility.  Here is a vehicle that is equipped with head lights, fog lights, roof mounted spot lights, turn indicators, a reversing light, stop lights, and even a registration plate light that allows it to be registered and warranted for on-road operation where it can travel at speeds of up to 70kph. and yet it is also an off-road vehicle that is capable of negotiating almost any terrain with ease.  Furthermore, the TUATARA is amazingly strong, has an immensely powerful engine, enormous carrying capacity, is more functional than any other UTV on the New Zealand market and is priced several thousand dollars below that of any comparable UTV, (ie. if one actually existed) without even considering the estimated $3,000.00 worth of accessories, which of course are offered as standard features.  Fact!  The TUATARA is a truly stand-out Ultra Terrain Vehicle.



  •   Power steering;
  •   Tilt adjustable steering height;
  •   Selectable front & rear differential lock (ie. individually or simultaneously);
  •   Electrically operated brake line lock for enhanced retention on steep inclines;
  •   Engine intake snorkel;
  •   Dual radiators with thermo. fans and manual over-ride switch;
  •   Flat bed front tray;
  •   D-ring tie-downs - front & rear
  •   Generous rear cargo tray with two equipment cabinets & fold-down sides;
  •   Electric cabin operated cargo tray tipping function;
  •   Iodine-tungsten headlights & fog lights;
  •   Roof mounted LED lightbar;
  •   Front mounted 1360kg. pulling capacity electric winch;
  •   Fold down front windscreen;
  •   Fibreglass roof with carrying tray;
  •   Independent seats (3) with five point seatbelts;
  •   Walk through cabin design;
  •   Powerful CD radio;
  •   Multi dashboard instrument panel (odometer, tachometer, temp. indicator)
  •   3 x 12V DC outlets;
  •   Stainless steel muffler;
  •   Adustable rear drawbar with tow ball;


Tuatara UTV 1100 EFI

Final Drive: Shaft drive, 2WD & 4WD selectable, differential lock front & rear individually selectable
Tyres: 26 x 11-12 CST - high grip
Suspension (Front): Independent wishbone - adjustable
Suspension (Rear): Independent double wishbone - adjustable
Brakes (Front & Rear): Dual independent hydraulic disc brakes
Maximum Speed (kph): 70
Maximum Load Capacity - Rear Tray (kg): 550
Winch (kg): 1,360 (Front mounted)
Ground Clearance / Wheel Base (mm): 330 / 1840
Gross Weight / Net Weight (kg): 900 / 875
Physical Dimensions (LxWxH)(mm): 3270 x 1550 x 2065
Engine Model: Chery SQR472F
Engine Type: In-line vertical, 16 valve, four cylinder, water cooled, DOHC
Bore x Stroke (mm): 72 x 66.5
Displacement (L): 1.083
Compression Ratio: 9.5 : 1
Rated Power (kW)(hp): 50 / 67
Maximum Torque (N.m): 90
Fuel System: EFI (Petrol - 91 octane or greater)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L): 48
Starting: Electric (12 volt)
Cooling: Water ( 2 x Radiators & thermo-fans - manual fan over-ride switch)
Oil Capacity (L): 3.5 (With filter)
Engine Net Weight (kg): 80
Transmission: Manual - 5 Fwd. x 1 Rev.
Clutch: Hydraulic

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