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The glacier-climbing Isuzu D-Max modified by Arctic Trucks will become the most extreme street-legal pick-up to reach the British market.

You might remember back in the day Top Gear – with the presenters that are cooking up the Grand Tour over at Amazon – planned an expedition to the North Pole. And because they had no suicide wishes, they called Arctic Trucks for assistance. The Iceland-based company is one of the few aftermarket specialists able to build trucks and SUVs capable of extreme off-roading, on ice, in temperatures well below freezing. They usually engineer and develop one-offs, but recently they started a collaboration with Isuzu to build an extreme but series-produced truck for the UK market. The Isuzu D-MAX Arctic Trucks AT35 comes with a plethora of upgrades that are actually needed for survival out in the wild. We can start with the huge, 35-inch tires, cladding 17×10-inch alloy wheels. The rubber is Nokian Rotiiva ATs, specifically envisioned for extreme off-roading, but still pretty much usable on the road as well.

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Fox Performance Series have been used for the suspension lift, with the tires also adding about 5-inches more than what a regular D-Max is capable of. So, approach, departure, and break-over angles are significantly better as well. Styling elements include the massive fender flares, chrome trim, LED rear lights, a load bed liner and Arctic Trucks-branded tow hook covers. The Double Cab and Extended Cab body styles can be ordered, while equipment perks include climate control, leather upholstery or a six-speaker stereo. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter turbo diesel rated 163 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, providing a payload of 2,200 pounds, with a towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. Pricing starts from £30,999 ($40,848).

  • Ian Smith