The D-Max Based Arctic Truck Gets A Makeover
Andy Harris, Motoring and Property Editor
Isuzu are pleased to announce the introduction of the New Generation D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 which will officially launch on 1st October 2017.
The Isuzu New Generation D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is a pick-up truck engineered to shine in the most gruelling conditions, and is the result of close technical collaboration between two respected off-road and pick-up specialists.
Each AT35 is based upon the strong and durable D-Max pick-up vehicle, which is re-engineered by Arctic Trucks, a company with a long and renowned history in Iceland and Scandinavia as a creator of 4x4 vehicles able to take on the most demanding terrains and conditions.
The Arctic Trucks AT35 is based on the New Generation D-Max which is equipped with a brand new 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine producing 164PS and 360Nm of torque. Key benefits include a 3.5 tonne towing capacity and a 1 tonne payload, as well as meeting Euro 6 standards without AdBlue making this truck more refined, quieter and economical than the previous model D-Max.
The 17MY Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 will be available as a double cab with a choice of manual or automatic transmission.
The AT35 is based on the New Generation Utah and will have the following equipment: keyless entry & push button start system, 7" multifunction colour touchscreen, DAB radio, Apple CarPlay & Android Audio, satellite navigation and a shark fin antenna. Black wheels will be fitted as standard, and silver wheels are available as an option.
In addition to the above upgrades, further exclusive Arctic Trucks upgrades have been made to distinguish it from the rest of range such as tinted windows, tailgate damper, Arctic Trucks branded embroidered headrest, carpet mats, door still covers, badges on the instrument panel & door panels.
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Earlier this year I was lucky enough to spend a week with the current AT35. In search of a suitably tough challenge, I headed to the rugged hills of North Wales where I teamed up with a fellow journalist and Arctic Truck owner for an afternoon of hardcore off-roading.
Much of our adventure was on narrow, heavily rutted tracks yet with low gear engaged the AT35s proved to be completely unstoppable. It proved to have greater capabilities than any UK-based owner is likely to require.
Back on terra firma, the truck coped with motorway cruising and proved to be fun, in a slightly crude sort of way, on twisting country lanes.
The new D-Max is more comfortable and civilised than its predecessor and I would expect the new Arctic Truck AT35 to follow in similar vein.
I look forward to finding out in due course and in the meantime will start planning a suitably challenging off-road excursion or two.
The D-Max Based Arctic Truck Gets A Makeover, 25th August 2017, 10:37 AM