THANK the golf-course real estate boom if you ever find yourself perched behind the wheel of the all-new Club Car Onward.

Dubbed the golf cart of the future, Club Car has been forced to meet the growing demands of young families in gated communities who want more than your typical golf cart to get them around their neighbourhood.

Club CarEnter the Onward, a highly customisable personal transportation vehicle (PTV) with an edgy new look, specifically designed for use in master-planned communities. Packed with features including an Integrated Bluetooth overhead-mount sound system that syncs with your mobile devices, lockable storage compartments and premium-comfort seats that feel like you’re sitting on your lounge, the Onward is tailor-made for Aussie fairways, according to Club Car vice president (Oceania) Kevin Gates.

“Here in Australia we are well placed to develop this new and exciting market,” says Gates. “As gated communities and golf course residential facilities develop and populations grow, so too does the demand for something a little different to the average golf cart. Onward offers something for everyone; and customers can configure and build their own carts online.”

Club CarAvailable with gasoline or electric powertrains and in two or four-passenger models, all varieties come with standard dual USB ports, LED headlights and comfort-grip steering wheels. But it’s the booming speakers we love most, an accessory that could see the American trend of music (discreetly) playing on the fairways gain some serious traction Down Under.

The early signs suggest Gates and his team could be in for a busy year. The product’s Australian launch at The Vintage in the New South Wales Hunter Valley saw more than half of the vehicles on display sold on the spot.

“We will be holding more launch events around the country in coming months,” adds Gates. “The growing consumer and PTV market is an important part of Club Car’s growth and future. We are focused on exceeding the expectations of consumers and our investment in Onward and the dedicated team who lead that business is testimony to that.”

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