SOURCE: San West

San West

March 16, 2010 08:30 ET

San West and CountyImports.com Announce Launch of New Chariot 300cc Motorized Scooter

More Powerful Scooter Provides Unrivaled Range and Performance

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) - San West Inc. (OTCBB: SNWT), an emerging leader in the design, manufacturing, sales and repair of off-road buggies, is pleased to announce that its partner website, www.CountyImports.com, has recently introduced a new motorized scooter, a 300cc Chariot, with best-in-class power and unprecedented range targeted to the mass market.

The 300cc Chariot attracts a full spectrum of riders and generates enough power to literally drive across the United States at speeds of 100 miles per hour with 80 mile per gallon efficiency. To complement the power and environmentally favorable performance, all 49cc-300cc Trikes sold by CountyImports.com -- including the 300cc Chariot -- are equipped with a fully automatic CVT power train and reverse-drive capabilities.

Product development within the motor-sports industry has been limited to 43cc-250cc engines since the 1980s.

"Consumers have been anxiously awaiting a vehicle with the capabilities boasted by the 300cc Chariot for many years," commented Jesse Gonzales, president of CountyImports.com. "Novice riders will be intrigued by the vehicle's cutting-edge, stylish three-wheel transportation without sacrificing quality, power or performance. The 300cc Chariot also appeals to more experienced riders as it provides them with an opportunity to add a serious 'head-turner' to their collection without a serious hit to their wallet. Because most states do not require a special motorcycle endorsement on a driver's license, this product line opens up to an entirely new market and provides a perfect complement to the major increase in motorcycle sales experienced in the United States over the past decade."

The Company anticipates pricing the scooter beginning at $3999.99, a price point that provides substantial affordability to consumers but also represents the highest priced scooter for CountyImports.com.

Considering there are no other competitors of this product since it is patented, the price is backed with a great margin which will increase in coming months as overall demand increases.

http://countyimports.com/inc/sdetail/24714 (product and video)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Motorcycle registrations in the United States have grown each of the past 10 years, from 3.8 million in 1997 to 6.7 million in 2006 -- a 75% increase overall. Sales of new street-legal motorcycles grew even more sharply over the same period, from 260,000 in 1997 to 892,000 in 2006 (a 243% increase). In an effort to capitalize on this trend, Countyimports.com has unveiled a total of 13 new three-wheeled Trike Motorcycles/Motor Scooters over the last six months with many innovative new products in the works.

Mr. Gonzalez concluded: "As a five-year veteran in this business, I am ecstatic about the potential for an immediate increase in sales generated by the launch of the 300cc Chariot and impressed with our ability to meet burgeoning demand for the product. As the economy recovers and we continue to make improvement to virtually every aspect of our business from advertising to procurement, we anticipate overall CountyImports.com sales to match 2008 levels, which was the best year in the history of our company. Our performance thus far in 2010 has shown in recent corporate announcements and I feel strongly that San West shareholders will be pleased with our operating results in 2010 and beyond."

Consumers can visit http://countyimports.com/inc/sdetail/24714 to view a video of this innovative product introduction. 

About San West Inc.

San West designs, manufactures, sells and repairs off-road buggies, and additionally provides aftermarket performance products and accessories for off-road buggies. Products are sold via three divisions: at retail store locations, via the online store and through its growing dealer network. Buggy repair services are sold and fulfilled at the Santee, California retail location. For further information about San West Inc., visit http://www.CountyImports.com/, http://www.CountyImportparts.com/, http://www.BuggyWorld.net/, http://www.scootspeedshop.com/ and http://www.SanWestInc.com/.

Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking" statements (as defined -- Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). SNWT cautions that the statements made in this press release constitute forward-looking statements and no guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from projections in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at time the statements are made.