E-Z-GO Debuts 2005 Line-up of Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles

January 27, 2005

Orlando, FL - January 27, 2005 - Entering their 51st year, E-Z-GO introduced the 2005 Model Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles at the PGA Merchandise Show.

From the TXT®, the world's best selling golf car, to MPT™ Turf Utility Vehicles and Shuttle™ Personnel Carries, E-Z-GO is the single source for many PGA Professional's vehicle needs.

The TXT Golf Car is available in both electric and gasoline powered models. E-Z-GO electric cars with the optional Precision Drive System offer three 'Performance Options' that tailor the cars operation to a course's terrain. E-Z-GO gas powered golf cars feature the industry's only twin-cylinder, overhead cam engine. This 9hp power plant provides dependable, smooth, efficient operation.

E-Z-GO MPT (Multi Purpose Truck) Utility Vehicles are designed for use at golf courses, parks, stadiums, university campuses, and for other grounds maintenance applications, the MPT product line includes four models: the gasoline powered MPT 1200 with a 1,200 lb payload capacity; the electric (48-volt) powered MPT 1000 with a 1,000 lb capacity; the gasoline powered MPT 800G with an 800 lb. capacity and the electric (36-volt) powered MPT 800E with an 800 lb. capacity. The MPT features a durable rotomolded poly bed that is especially welcome in harsh golf course and grounds maintenance environments.

The latest addition to the E-Z-GO ST family is also the company's first 4-wheel drive vehicle: the ST 4x4 features a powerful 18-hp Honda engine, true 4-wheel drive with locking front and rear differentials and a "Best in Class" 1,500 pound payload capacity. A wide-range of golf course targeted options and accessories make the ST 4x4 a popular vehicle with golf course superintendents.

For boosting F&B revenues and profits, E-Z-GO Refresher® Vehicles offer multiple models to chose from. Cold and dry storage bins, easy to operate beverage dispensers, cup holders and easy drainage are just a few of the many options for Refresher vehicles.

Rounding out the E-Z-GO golf course vehicles line are the E-Z-GO Shuttle Personnel Carriers. These comfortable, versatile vehicles are ideal for transporting members and guests with their golf bags and luggage around resorts and golf courses. They are available in electric and gasoline powered models.

E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, is based in Augusta, Georgia, and manufactures the #1 selling golf car in the world. Additionally, E-Z-GO is a leading provider of industrial, turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com and at www.ezgo.com.

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