THE latest side-by-side UTV on the block, sold under the Corvus brand, had its Scottish launch at the recent Royal Highland Show.

Thought to be the first range of 4 x 4 off-road utility vehicles made in Europe, a new British company, Boss Orv, has been formed to introduce, distribute and support the brand in the UK. It will initially launch three models – the Terrain DX4 EPS, Terrain DX4 PRO EPS and Terrain DX4 CAB EPS

“When you first look at the Terrain you can see immediately it’s a well-designed and tough, professional-looking UTV,” said Phil Everett, Boss Orv’s managing director. “Look deeper and it stands out for environmental and technological advancement, a powerhouse engine and a great payload capacity.”

The brand’s main construction facility is in Murcia, Spain, which is dedicated to manufacturing and assembling, using their own parts and components such as the gear box, chassis and technology systems.

The company is part of the Tuxton/Yanmar group, so that means the normally aspirated, inline three-cylinder 993cc Yanmar diesel engine is the power unit of choice.

This engine is Euro 6 compliant, which puts it at the forefront of the market and all of the UK Terrain models are homologated to T1b tractor regulation. All have electric power steering and selectable two and four-wheel-drive, with a low transfer box.

The no-nonsense cabin has a well-designed layout of the interior controls with the flat floor design giving easy access to get in and out. The cab has doors, air conditioning and heating for all year round working conditions and the three models range from a basic style up to a full cab specification.

The 24 bhp engine is housed in a solid tubular chassis, which also carries a full-length plastic skid plate to protect it in rough conditions. There is also solid roll-bar and two-point safety belts for the cabin’s occupants.

Capable of towing 900kg, it can also carry 450kg on its rear load bed, which means the range is aimed primarily at work in agriculture, forestry, turf care and construction. They will be available for sale from early September, though they were previewed by ATV Services (Scotland) at the Royal Highland.

ATV Services will be part of a small, specialist dealer network being set up throughout the UK.