Oh Hey, Look: A Canadian Minivan

Because Santa's kids have to get to soccer practice, too

By Evan Bleier

 
Oh Hey, Look: A Canadian Minivan
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21 December 2016

Inventor, angel investor and futurist Charles Bombardier is a man with an outsized imagination.

He's also Canadian.

So it was only a matter of time before he gave the whimsical Bombardier-ian treatment to a vehicle the land of maple leafs holds dear:  the humble snowmobile.

The Whitefox — Bombardier's most recent concept — is a four-seat vehicle that offers double the space of conventional models.

With enough space for a family of four (or a passenger and driver with hockey bags and sticks), the Whitefox is designed to use a 165 HP Rotax 850 E-TEC engine that can get up to 19 MPG.

Weighing less than 900 pounds thanks to its plastic body, the Whitefox would have the ability to heat its seats with the engine’s cooling system and could handle both ski and snowboard racks.

As an added touch, the Whitefox’s skis can be temporarily replaced with pop-down wheels to make it simple for the vehicle to switch from snow to asphalt and then back again.

The concept looks pretty good, so our advice to Bombardier about making it reality?

Mullet over.

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