E-Z-GO Opens Factory Showroom


December 20, 2006. E-Z-GO, the world’s leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles, today announces the opening of the E-Z-GO Factory Showroom in Summerfield, Florida, offering customers an unparalleled golf car and utility vehicle shopping experience in a spacious, comfortable setting with on-site service and a wide array of accessories and parts.

The E-Z-GO Factory Showroom will offer factory-direct retail sales and pricing directly to consumers in a sparkling, 8,100-square-foot facility at 15797 S. U.S. Highway 441. Located about 20 minutes from Ocala, 90 minutes from Orlando and on the doorstep to Del Webb’s Spruce Creek community and The Villages – one of America’s largest planned retirement communities – the store will feature a variety of E-Z-GO vehicles in an environment similar to a luxury automobile dealership.

The showroom includes floor space to display up to 40 vehicles. E-Z-GO’s Freedom Personal Golf Cars, ST Trail Utility Vehicles, Shuttle Personnel Carriers and the full line of E-Z-GO accessories will be for sale. The site will also feature a complete parts and service department plus a refurbishing center, where E-Z-GO owners may have their cars painted, refinished or outfitted with an array of components.

“The E-Z-GO Factory Showroom represents our commitment to providing customers an outstanding experience when buying and servicing golf cars and utility vehicles,” said E-Z-GO President John L. Garrison. “With its ideal location, roomy environs, knowledgeable staff, superior service department and wide selection of E-Z-GO vehicles, the Factory Showroom is a significant addition to the company’s unmatched dealership network.”

Featured E-Z-GO vehicle categories and models include:

o Freedom Personal Golf Car -- Available in gas and electric models, E-Z-GO’s Freedom offers convenience, style and dependability. Options include tops, windshields, custom hubcaps and storage baskets.

o ST Trail Utility Vehicle -- The E-Z-GO ST line is the ultimate in comfort and utility. Available models include the ST 350, ST 480, ST 4x4, ST Sport, ST Sport 2+2, and Clays Car.

o Shuttle Personnel Carrier – Ideal for transporting family and friends with seating for up to six passengers. Available models include the Shuttle 2+2, Shuttle 2, Shuttle 4 and Shuttle 6.

About E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, manufactures the No. 1 selling golf car in the world. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for seven of the top 10 of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses as ranked by Golf Digest. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s 10 largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.

More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of industrial, turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include the Shuttle Personnel Carrier, ST Trail Utility vehicles, and the Clays Car, the world’s first vehicle designed specifically for the sporting clays shooter. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy duty burden carriers.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960. Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees. 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 E-Z-GO, Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.ezgo.com and at www.textron.com.     

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