UNSTOPPABLE – Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35
Isuzu is launching an all-conquering Arctic version of its new D-MAX, and it is big
When it comes to Arctic Trucks, everything is big. The wheel arches. The wheels. The ground clearance. And the price.
Set to launch in South Africa next month, the limited edition D-MAX based Arctic AT 35 will carry a sticker price of R785 000. Not exactly loose change when it comes to a bakkies, but this is no ordinary bakkie. In fact, this is arguably the most off-road capable pickup you will be able to buy in South Africa.
The D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is based on the automatic version of the already competent D-MAX 300 4x4 LX Double Cab, and was developed in close collaboration with Arctic Trucks, the Icelandic company famed for its high-riding, all-conquering bakkies.
"The Isuzu D-MAX is respected for its fit-for-purpose design, outstanding reliability and proven durability. The very exclusive Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is aimed at the customer who wants an extremely capable but thoroughly unique bakkie that certainly stands out from the crowd, but demands a properly engineered solution. Whether driven in arduous off-road conditions or used on the road, this is a rugged and character-filled bakkie certainly commands attention,” says Dominic Rimmer, Executive, Technical Services at Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA).
Engineered and built in South Africa, the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic has undergone full local validation with Isuzu's engineering team playing a hands-on role to ensure the D-MAX strengths of reliability and durability are not compromised.
The D-MAX Arctic's distinctive look is totally functional, and is sure to turn heads with an unashamedly muscular presence befitting such a vehicle. The flared wheel arches add a substantial 180mm to the overall width while ride height is 48mm up on a standard D-MAX for additional ground clearance.
Those lucky enough to snap up one of the eye-catching limited edition that will be available in South Africa will therefore enjoy full factory warranty and dealer back-up. They can also rest assured that it is designed to handle South Africa's toughest conditions with unprecedented capability and confidence.
Much like the entire D-MAX range, the AT 35 comes standard with Isuzu Complete Care, comprising a five-year/120 000km bumper-to-bumper warranty and Isuzu Roadside Assistance, a five-year/unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty and a five-year/90 000 km Service Plan. Service intervals are every 15 000 km/12 months. Extended cover can be purchased for Roadside Assistance, Service Plans and Maintenance Plans.