It’s truly off-road capable.

Isuzu sells the rugged D-Max pickup in a wide range of body styles and four different applications, but the version that sits at the top of the range is the most impressive, and it’s called Arctic Trucks AT35. It’s built in collaboration with renowned off-road specialist Arctic Trucks from Iceland.

What Makes the Isuzu DMAX Arctic Trucks AT35 Special?

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The D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is the most extreme and capable D-Max ever made, modified in the familiar style that Arctic Trucks is famous for.

Isuzu likes to point out that the D-Max hasn’t just been modified by the Iceland-based company, but that it has actually been re-engineered to be significantly more capable off-road.

Main features include 35-inch Nokian Rotiiva AT Tires on black 17-inch rims, Fox Performance Series Suspension, Flared Wheel Arch Extensions as well as Extended Profile Side Steps. The exterior look is completed by the Arctic Trucks Chrome Badge & Decal Set, but it also needs a proper roof rack to complete the look - it’s not offered on the Isuzu, but Arctic Trucks does sell it separately.

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The AT35 is based on a fairly high spec D-Max, so it gets a push-button start, full leather upholstery as well as a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Isuzu also added three new color choices for it for the 2018 model year: Spinel Red, Sapphire Blue and Galena Grey which is a special order color.

Inside the AT35 benefits from the same changes as all updated D-Max models, so there are updated armrests, the window switches, air vents, and glove box are now finished in gloss black.

These changes have been made, according to Isuzu, to enhance the look and feel of all models higher up in the range.

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The 1.9-liter engine is untouched, making 163 metric horsepower, but buyers can choose either a manual or automatic six-speed transmission.

But remember, this isn’t a case of buying a D-Max then having it modified like this - Isuzu will sell it to you fully kitted out by Arctic Trucks, and you still get the five-year/125,000-mile warranty for a price of €44,000 or around $50,830.

Further reading

2012 Isuzu D-Max Exterior
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Read our full review on the previous generation 2012 Isuzu D-Max.

Andrei Nedelea
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Birmingham 2nd October 2018 – Isuzu UK, the pick-up professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 a striking, comfortable and rugged pick-up with amazing off-road credentials.

Already an exclusive, standout pick-up, the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 has a host of features already. These include 35" Nokian Rotiiva AT Tyres, 17" x 10" AT Black Alloy Wheels, Fox Performance Series Suspension, Flared Wheel Arch Extensions, Extended Profile Side Steps, Arctic Trucks Chrome Badge & Decal Set, Leather Upholstery, 7" Multifunction Colour Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™.

In addition, the updated Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 features enhanced specification and is now available in three new exterior colours – Spinel Red, Sapphire Blue and (special order) Galena Grey.

The Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 also benefits from a refined and enhanced interior, with a refreshed seat trim and updated soft pad designs to the arm rests, binnacle and utility box lid. Gloss black trim has been added to the window switches, air vents and glove box, which also incorporates a new Isuzu D-Max badge. The use of new materials increases the quality, look and feel of all premium models and ensures greater comfort on all journeys and terrains.

Now standard on the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35, Trailer Sway Control uses sensors to detect trailer swing and reduce vehicle speed if sway is identified. Speed is controlled by reducing engine torque and braking automatically (without driver operation). Vehicle brake lights will illuminate when automatic braking occurs.

In addition to the new features mentioned above, the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 retains its superior 3.5 tonne towing, outstanding 125,000 mile / 5-year warranty (whichever comes first) and 5-year roadside assistance in the UK and across Europe.

Pricing for the newly updated Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is £38,545 CVOTR (Exc. VAT)

Following an already successful year for the award-winning Isuzu D-Max, the updated range offers the capability and practicality of the D-Max whilst looking and feeling more sophisticated throughout the pick-up. The award-winning D-Max has already had a successful 2018, being crowned ‘Pick-Up of The Year’ at the 2018 WhatVan? Awards, ‘Most Reliable Pick-Up’ for 2018 by Professional Pick-Up & 4X4 magazine, ‘Best Workhorse Pick-Up’ for 2018 by Trade Van Driver and ‘Best Pick-Up 2018’ by Scottish Field.

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