Japanese bakkie maker Isuzu has announced the arrival of something unique and limited edition. It’s called the Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT 35 and it brings some incredible visual appeal to the bakkie market. Here’s how much it costs.
Remember those red Toyota Hiluxes which took Top Gear to the North Pole back in 2007? The company is Arctic Trucks which customised those Hiluxes has applied the same treatment to the Isuzu D-Max. Arctic Trucks is based in Iceland and enhances the already tough capabilities of bakkies.
The Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT 35 is based on the current 300 4×4 double-cab LX automatic and will be going on sale in May 2019. “The Isuzu D-MAX is respected for its fit-for-purpose design, outstanding reliability and proven durability,” says Dominic Rimmer, Executive, Technical Services at Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA). “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,” Rimmer adds. “Whether driven in arduous off-road conditions or used on the road, this is a rugged and character-filled bakkie certainly commands attention.”
The engineering and assembly of these hardcore offroad vehicles takes place in South Africa. While the looks are a bit over the top, they’re functional. The vehicle is 180 mm wider and the ride height increases by 48 mm.
Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT 35 Price in South Africa (April 2019)
Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT 35 R 785 000
The Isuzu D-MAX range 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.
By David Taylor