PRESS RELEASE December 11, 2018

Yamaha to Debut New Vehicle at 2019 PGA Merchandise Show

Attendees will also experience the enhanced YamaTrack® YTX™ Fleet Management System and the new 2019 Drive2 EFI and Drive2 QuieTech models.

Kennesaw, Ga. (December 11, 2018) — Yamaha Golf-Car Company will be in full effect at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day where it will debut three innovative additions to its legendary repertoire: a new light utility vehicle to join its successful UMAX® lineup; a new 2019 Drive2 EFI fleet car that will save customers 12.8% more miles to the gallon; and an enhanced YamaTrack® YTX™ Fleet Management System with industry-exclusive features.

The UMAX Family Grows
The veil will officially be lifted on Yamaha’s new light utility vehicle on Demo Day at the company’s display area and test track located behind the Tee #2 box at Orange County National. Test rides will be available for the new vehicle and Yamaha’s Drive2 fleet golf car, featuring the QuieTech EFI technology that drives almost as quiet as an electric car.

Reducing Carbon Footprint
Yamaha announced its expansion of its award-winning* QuieTech Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) car and how they’ll be making the EFI system their sole source of power for all their gas vehicles. The technologically advanced QuieTech EFI cars have been delivering industry-leading fuel economy; low cost maintenance; 76% fewer pollutants than competitors; and 12.8% more miles to the gallon (45 MPG) over the competition** since 2016. Starting November 2018, all Yamaha gas golf cars have been made to express these environmentally-friendly benefits while providing cost savings and more miles of travel for customers.

"Our EFI engines are specifically designed, engineered, and manufactured by us to ensure that we are delivering the truest EFI cars possible, from the ground up," says Tom McDonald, President of Yamaha Golf-Car Company. “We have been delivering the best to our customers for over 60 years now, and we look forward to doing so for the next 60 years through continuous innovations like these."

Advanced Fleet Management GPS System
Attendees will also get to experience Yamaha’s new YamaTrack® YTX™ Fleet Management System featuring the industry-exclusive, dash-mounted 10.1" LCD touch screen with Gorilla™ glass, 3-D graphics, and a complete suite of tools for course management. The GPS screen features precise to-the-pin yardage, 3-D hole flyovers, pro tips, customizable messaging, plus a prime opportunity to increase profits through food and beverage menu ordering accessible right from the screen. YamaTrack® DNA includes live pace-of-play monitoring, geo-zones with alerts and car control (DC Electric only), fleet lockdown for security and all the management reports needed to ensure proper fleet rotation and maintenance.

“We have used YamaTrack to track our play here at Stone Creek,” said Justin Sigmon (PGA Head Golf Professional, President Georgia PGA Central Chapter, 2017 Georgia PGA Central Chapter Teacher of the Year of Stone Creek Golf Club). “It allows us to see where cars are on the property. We even had someone take a car without our knowledge. We were able to track the car on the computer and shut it down before it got away. We also really love the feature where you can geo-zone areas of the course where we want cars to be driven slower. This really helps with the wear and tear of the cars over rough terrain.”

For more information about Yamaha Golf-Car Company, visit


*The Drive2 QuieTech EFI fleet car was named best gas-powered car of 2018 by Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards.
**Source: Independent laboratory testing in a fleet environment by Transportation Research Center, Inc. 2015, on model year 2016 cars.



About Yamaha Golf-Car Company
The Yamaha Golf-Car Company builds from the 60-plus-year legacy of the Yamaha brand to manufacture the most innovatively engineered and highest quality golf, utility, and specialty vehicles in the golf industry—in Newnan, Georgia since 1985. Yamaha was the first to develop Electronic Fuel Injection technology in a golf car (producing the best gas mileage and smallest carbon footprint); the first golf car with fully independent, four-wheel suspension (producing the smoothest ride in the game); and the first gas-powered car that is almost as quiet as an electric one.

For additional information, contact:
Latasia Brown
Yamaha Golf-Car Company