FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 7, 2022
The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
welcomes Argo as its newest member
Markham, ON: The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) would like to welcome Argo as the newest member of the organization. COHV is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), and related products and services in Canada. Argo joins Artic Cat, Can Am (BRP), Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha as a COHV member company.
In 1962, Argo started as a gear and transmission manufacturer, and entered the vehicle market five years later with a six-wheel amphibious off-road extreme terrain vehicle utilizing Ontario Drive & Gear transmissions. Argo has a long history of innovation in their product offerings which include Extreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV), All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Utility Task Vehicles (UTV), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV). This allowed the company to have a diverse vehicle portfolio, used for various end-user applications in the Canadian marketplace.
As a COHV member company, Argo joins an organization that is committed to preserving, maintaining and expanding Canada’s vast off-road trail network. COHV and its member companies support the Canadian Quad Council, and all Provincial off-road federations, advocating the safe use and benefits of ATV and off-highway vehicle use.
About the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV):
The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)and related products and services in Canada. COHV remains dedicated to the fundamental aspects of ATV and Off-Highway Vehicle safety.
About Ontario Drive & Gear (Argo)
Ontario Drive & Gear (Argo) began production of a six-wheel drive Amphicat in their Kitchener, Ontario Facility in 1962. The first Argo branded vehicle was produced in 1967. Two-years later, production was expanded to New Hamburg, Ontario. In 2017 Argo expanded into the ATV market with the Xplorer 4X4. In 2021 they again expanded their off-road line up to include more ATVs from 90 to 700 cc and added a new Magnum Side-by-Side. All of the Argo vehicles are produced in one of their three New Hamburg manufacturing plants.