PRESS RELEASE January 22, 2019

Yamaha Announces UMAX Rally™ 2+2 Light Utility Vehicle at 2019 PGA Merchandise Show


Kennesaw, Ga. (January 22, 2019) – Today, at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, Yamaha Golf-Car Company reveals the newest addition to its UMAX® light utility vehicle lineup: The UMAX Rally™ 2+2 that easily converts from work to play in seconds. The new UMAX will take center stage at today’s 2019 PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day, as well as at Yamaha’s Booth #2243 at the Orange County Convention Center.


“Our award-winning* Drive2 makes us the best on the course, and with the UMAX Rally 2+2 we now offer the best off the course,” says Tom McDonald, Yamaha Golf-Car Company Pr43esident. “This car fits your job and your life. We really wanted to provide an edgier solution that would give customers exactly what they needed, regardless of if it’s at work or at play.”


Edgier Styling
The UMAX product line started an evolution in the styling of a light utility vehicle, moving away from the classic golf car look to be more like its utility Yamaha relatives. Yamaha further evolves this aesthetic with the UMAX Rally 2+2’s lifted suspension, Yamaha Genuine front brush guard and wide fender flares, plus convertible rear seat with a black, powder-coat finish on the cargo side and a textured floor that complements the rugged appearance of the car.


The UMAX Rally 2+2, like its UMAX and UMAX Rally brethren, takes a page from Yamaha’s Viking® Side-by-Side, off-road vehicle by incorporating two luxurious bucket seats in the front, and now, two additional seats in the rear. The convertible, rear-facing seats are steel-constructed for superior durability and strength, while the wrinkle-textured finish of the flooring provides a slip-resistant surface for stability in wet conditions. The standard rear, and seat, handrails give passengers added comfort through any riding environment.


Versatile Power
Like its siblings, the gas-powered UMAX Rally 2+2 boasts a Yamaha-built, 402cc engine with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), granting a smoother, more responsive acceleration and the industry’s smallest carbon footprint. The electric version features a Toyota Industries motor control unit (MCU) and the Delta Q charger for a reliable, alternating current-powered (AC) engine that reduces battery amp hour usage while dramatically increasing torque to better climb hills and travel farther, faster.


Progressive Rear Coil Suspension System
The UMAX Rally 2+2 sports the same progressive rear suspension system as the UMAX®, which includes individual coil springs with dual compressions, or two distinct coil spacings on a single spring; a standard spacing on the top of the coil spring for lighter travel, and a tighter coil spacing on the bottom for transporting heavy loads. The result is a smooth ride and enhanced handling whether you’re carrying a full load of cargo or a full car of loved ones.


Store it All
All essentials are easy to carry with a new basket area that spans the width of the car (in between the front and rear convertible seats) where sports equipment, groceries, shopping bags and more can be stowed securely; a spacious under-hood storage compartment that opens like an automobile hood and is sealed to keep water out; two restyled, in-dash storage pockets with anti-slip rubber mats; an added storage area near the cup holders; and a spacious tray between the two front seats, perfect for cell phones, snacks, or tablets.


Additional Touches
Standard UMAX Rally 2+2 vehicles come with LED headlights for a clear white beam of light and wide-ranging coverage; a lifted suspension for higher ground clearance; and Yamaha Genuine front brush guard and wide fender flares. Also, the accelerator and brake pedals have a molded rubber cover for slip resistance and additional comfort. To add a custom touch, Yamaha Genuine accessories are specifically designed to look right, fit right, and perform right from the most fundamental level. And to keep that fresh-out-the-box condition, Yamaha’s Yamalube® quality care products and tune-up kits provide the exact protection needed from the inside out for any Yamaha to thrive farther, longer.


The UMAX Rally 2+2 will be rolling out to authorized Yamaha dealers all over the U.S. starting Spring 2019. To learn more about the newest addition to the UMAX family, visit


*The Drive2 QuieTech EFI fleet car was named best gas-powered car of 2018 by Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards. 



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 PR Contact