A week with the Arctic Trucks AT35


Car Design News took advantage of a week with Isuzu’s bonkers all-terrain pick-up truck by road tripping to the Scottish coast 

We wrote last month about the unrivalled utility of the pick-up truck, a vehicle that gets stuff done. In our review of the standard Isuzu D-Max, we also highlighted that cars in general give us access to new experiences; with the highly-modified Arctic Trucks version of the D-Max, dubbed the AT35, that certainly seems accurate.

The AT35 carries the basic look of the original D-Max but turns everything up to 11, at least on the exterior. The name is derived partly from the enormous 35-inch BF Goodrich tyres that are fitted to the truck as standard, requiring the bodywork to be totally re-engineered with cartoonish flared arches, super chunky side steps and mudflaps as thick and durable as paving slabs. As you will have already guessed, the AT stands for Arctic Trucks, a company that for the last three decades has been upgrading pickups (and even the Nissan Ariya EV) for extreme off-road adventures. 

Isuzu D-Max Basecamp set up

Isuzu D-Max Basecamp set up

The suspension is jacked up with…

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