Isuzu has announced that the heavily modified and powerful D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 will cost £47,999 ($59,969 at current exchange rates) for the manual transmission version in the UK. That’s just over £15,650 ($19,552) more than the Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross it’s based on.
First unveiled at the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show, the D-Max has been carefully modified by Arctic Trucks , which has upgraded the body, frame, transmission, suspension, wheels and tyres, hence the price.
Part of the AT35’s name comes from the truck’s standard 35-inch all-terrain tyres, which are mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels. The suspension system is also modified, with Bilstein front springs and shock absorbers, rear shock absorbers and an optional body lift. Together, they lift the truck by more than 50 mm (2 inches) compared to the standard D-Max .
This helps to increase ground clearance to 266 mm (10 inches) at the front and 290 mm (11 inches) at the rear. Its entry angle is also impressive at 35°, while the 29° departure angle and 34° departure angle should enable owners to tackle any off-road situation.
To accommodate all these features and all those tyres, the body has been given extra wide colour-coded wheel arch extensions that create extra clearance and help to make the D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 even higher. To make that extra height less awkward, it’s also got extended side steps, as well as reinforced mudguards and a universal two-inch rear multifunction receiver.
The D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is based on the V-Cross model, which means it gets exterior styling elements in grey, a premium black interior headliner, a nine-inch infotainment screen and an eight-speaker audio system. However, the leather interior is adorned with the Arctic Truck branding embedded in the headrests. In addition, owners also receive special wheel locking nuts and an Arctic Trucks torque wrench.
“We are very pleased to introduce the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35, having first introduced the concept at the CV Show last year,” said William Brown, managing director of Isuzu UK. “This new Halo model for the Isuzu range really demonstrates how adaptable and versatile the D-Max platform is, and with the AT35 we are demonstrating how inspiring and extreme a vehicle can be, while maintaining its commercial vehicle status without any compromise. payload or towing capacity.”
The Isuzu D-Max comes with only one engine in the UK – a 162bhp turbo diesel. (164 hp/121 kW) and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque. It is combined with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
Order books open on 3 May, with prices starting at £49,499 ($62,778) for the automatic transmission version.