Pickup truck Ford F-150 Arctic Trucks is preparing to conquer the Arctic

In the automotive world, there are many firms and workshops that prepare SUVs and pickups for the harsh winter off-road conditions. Perhaps one of the most famous such companies is Icelandic Arctic Trucks. She has upgraded Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, Toyota Hilux pickups, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Amarok and a large Ford F-350. And now the firm has gotten to the lighter Ford F-150.

So far, not much is known about the project. Emil Grimsson, head of Arctic Trucks, said that the Ford F-150 pickup, which is likely to have an additional AT44 index, was undergoing a two-week test cycle in snowy Iceland. Engineers note that thanks to the V6 3.5 EcoBoost engine (375 hp) and the combination of a long wheelbase with a relatively low body height, the pickup performs well in deep snow. The wheels are wrapped in 44-inch Nokian off-road tires and covered with massive wheel arch extensions.

The firm has not yet announced the rest of the changes. Most likely, the suspension and frame have been improved, but the final list of alterations will be clear closer to the full debut of the model. Deliveries of the first modified vehicles should begin towards the end of the year.