There’s a new Villain in town. The Segway Super Villain SX20T Hybrid is a side-by-side that delivers an astonishing 330 horsepower. Or, if you’re feeling more like battling Batman than Superman, there’s a nonhybrid model that will still give you a solid 235 horsepower.
Segway entered the powersports market in 2020 and launched the Villain as the first hybrid UTV. Since then, it has added more gas models to the lineup. But the Super Villain takes Segway about a dozen steps ahead, with huge power from both its gas and electric power offerings.
Hybrid Model Gets Big Electric Boost
I’m starting with the hybrid, the Segway Super Villain SX20 Hybrid, because it’s impossible to ignore class-leading power. It ignores the 1,000cc limit nearly everyone else sticks to with a 2.0L turbocharged parallel twin engine. The engine makes 235 horsepower all by itself. It comes with a six-speed automatic attached in front of the engine and can run in two- and four-wheel drive.
Because that’s not enough power, Segway adds a hybrid system with a 7.9KWh battery pack and a 94-horsepower motor. The motor is attached to the rear diff and sends its horsepower to the back wheels.
Total output is 330 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. That’s not just more than any other UTV, it’s also more than some Jeep Wranglers and Ford Broncos. Though, at 3,196 pounds, it’s getting close to the weight of those 4x4s.
Segway says the hybrid will hit 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. That’s quick by any standard!
But the Gas Model Is No Slouch
After that, the standard Super Villain SX20 sounds almost boring. It uses only the 2.0L engine (and six-speed auto), which means 235 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque. It’s slightly slower to 60 miles per hour, but 5 seconds flat is still plenty quick.
The suspension uses K-man 3.0 coil over shocks and springs. The Super Villain offers 20 inches of wheel travel in the front and 21 inches in the back, with 15-inch wheels and 32-inch tires.
Both models use the same suspension, so lower power doesn’t mean less capability. They also both have the same 14.6 inches of ground clearance and 740-pound payload.
You can pick from three drive modes: normal, racing, and climbing. Segway didn’t say what changes in the engine and transmission, but each one does change the background of the fully digital dash.
A touchscreen-operated Smart Commanding system gives you GPS data and includes Bluetooth phone connectivity. Vehicle status, settings, and music can all be selected through the screen, with sub-dashboards to let you select what you want on the display. It will even give you turn-by-turn directions. The dash works with the Smart Moving App to let you connect with other drivers and track and lock your Super Villain remotely.
Segway Super Villain Hybrid Arrives This Year
The Super Villain will go on sale in the second half of 2024. Segway didn’t have exact pricing available but did provide what it called a rough figure. That’s around $30K for the gas model and $40K for the hybrid. With big power comes
big responsibility a big price tag.