Published on September 30th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Isuzu D-Max AT35 Arrives With Bilstein Suspension, 140-Litre Tank
Pricing has yet to be announced but how much would you pay for one?
Arctic Trucks, a company best known for its expertise in building some of the meanest pickup trucks, has confirmed the specifications of the production version of the Isuzu D-Max AT35, which is slated to go on sale on 14 February 2022. It is, however, already available for booking in Russia.
Looking at the list of upgrades, it is perhaps accurate to say that the production D-Max AT35 is identical to the pre-production version (the orange one you see here) shown back in August. Well, there is absolutely no reason for the company to change anything as everything is perfect just the way it is.
Starting from the exterior, Arctic Trucks beefs up the appearance of the D-Max by giving it wider fender flares, which are complemented by 17-inch wheels wrapped in 315/70 all-terrain tyres as well as raised Bilstein performance suspension. Making ingress and egress easier for the occupants are in-house designed side steps.
In terms of dimension, the length of the AT35 stays the same at 5,265 mm but the presence of wider wheel arches, bigger tyres and aftermarket suspension means the ride height and width have increased from 1,810 mm and 1,870 mm to 1,895 mm and 2,040 mm, respectively. Ground clearance has also gone up by 33 mm to 273 mm, while approach and departure angles are now at 35 and 29.7 degrees, respectively.
For an extreme off-roader, the interior of the D-Max AT35 is very well-appointed. Although no photos were provided, we can confirm that there’s leather upholstery, Arctic Trucks branding on the headrests, floor mats and sill covers, as well as a 9-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. An eight-speaker audio system, HDMI port, and dual-zone climate control are also included.
The advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) are also carried over from the regular D-Max, giving the AT35 a bunch of useful features such as Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
Powering the D-Max AT35 is Isuzu’s 3.0-litre turbodiesel mill that produces 187 hp (140 kW) at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. While the output is unchanged, Arctic Trucks has replaced the standard 76-litre tank with an endurance unit that holds a whopping 140 litres of fuel. On top of that, the truck also gets a radio-controlled winch and a snorkel.