Arctic Trucks pumps up the Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Planning to turn your Mitsubishi Montero Sport into the ultimate all-wheel drive vehicle capable of tackling any terrain? Arctic Trucks has just unveiled a modified version of the SUV, and it looks awful.

This is Arctic Trucks’ Montero Sport AT35, and it’s built to go anywhere. Not only is the SUV more capable of traversing any terrain, but this Montero Sport looks more menacing.

Like other Arctic Trucks models, this one comes with a new set of 17-inch tyres, shod in massive 315/70 all-terrain tyres. This allows the off-roader to traverse mud, dirt, gravel and even snow with ease. To compensate for the extra width caused by the tyres, Arctic Trucks has fitted its proprietary fender extenders, which actually look like standard equipment based on their appearance.

Arctic Trucks reports that thanks to the upgraded suspension and tyres, the Montero Sport AT35’s ground clearance is now 270mm (or 10.6 inches), a significant increase over the standard 218mm. It also has a better entry angle of 34.5 degrees (compared to 30 degrees) and an exit angle of 28.8 degrees (compared to 24.2 degrees).

Arctic Trucks didn’t mention the Montero Sport AT35’s increased ability to cross fords, but we’re pretty sure it’s higher than the standard off-road ability, which is 700 mm.

Under the bonnet of the Montero Sport AT35 is still a 2.4-litre inline-four turbo diesel engine with MIVEC technology. It develops 181 bhp and 430 Nm of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In other markets, such as Russia, where the AT35 is now available, the SUV can also be supplied with a 3.0-litre V6 engine developing 220 bhp and 276 Nm of torque.