ARCTIC TRUCKS READIES TOYOTA HILUX AT35 FOR UK SALES WITH COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW DEBUT
Toyota and Arctic Trucks will continue their long-established collaboration with the unveiling of the Arctic Trucks Toyota Hilux AT35 at the 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham next Tuesday (24 April), heralding the start of sales to UK customers. The debut of this new specialist model coincides with the legendary Hilux celebrating its 50th year in production.
The AT35 will be available to both private and commercial customers throughout the United Kingdom, via the Toyota centre network. The conversion process is fully Toyota approved, so the model benefits from the same five-year/100,000-mile warranty as other Hilux models.
Together, Toyota and Arctic Trucks have broken world records, established multiple world firsts in both the Arctic and Antarctic and achieved widespread recognition for supporting BBC Top Gear’s epic expedition to the Magnetic North Pole. These feats have demonstrated why the AT35 has become the first choice in transportation for scientists, explorers and adventurers alike who need vehicles that can get them to remote locations – and bring them back.
The AT35 builds on the fine engineering principles Toyota and Arctic Trucks have developed to produce extreme expedition vehicles. The result is a Hilux that accommodates 35” all-terrain tyres, bespoke performance suspension for secure ride and handling and a 25 percent higher ground clearance.
Commenting on this next chapter, Patrik von Sydow, CEO of Arctic Trucks International, said: “We’re excited to bring the AT35 version of the legendary Hilux to the UK. The model is already successful in other countries, so it was a natural decision to develop and launch the vehicle for the UK market.”
Toyota Hilux AT35 outline specifications
|Body type||Double cab|
|Engine||Current UK specification|
|Wheels and tyres||17 x 10in wheels with 315/70R17 tyres|
|Overall length (mm)||5,335|
|Overall width (mm)||1,990|
|Overall height (mm)||1,890|
|Front track (mm)||1,650|
|Rear track (mm)||1,660|
|Front overhang (mm)||1,000|
|Rear overhang (mm)||1,245|
|Angle of approach (deg)||37|
|Angle of departure (deg)||28|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)||3,250|
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About Arctic Trucks
Engineered from Exploration
Since Arctic Trucks was established in Iceland in 1990, the company has grown internationally, supplying over 9,000 vehicles to private and commercial customers globally. Specialising in the re-engineering and conversion of four-wheel drive vehicles for extreme conditions from the high plateau of Antarctica to the deserts of the Middle East. Arctic Trucks have built an unparalleled level of expertise in developing vehicles to deliver handling, safety and reliability improvements both on and off road. Our development engineers are an integral part of every expedition, enabling them to understand, first-hand, the challenges the vehicles they design will need to conquer. This unique insight and experience means our vehicles are able to tame environments our competitors simply do not account for. Arctic Trucks vehicles have driven over 290,000kms across Antarctica, and famously enabled the BBC Top Gear team to reach the Magnetic North Pole. In the Antarctic a fleet of four and six-wheel drive vehicles are used by scientists to support their work, all under the most extreme conditions our planet has to offer. Arctic Trucks vehicles also set the record for the fastest journey to the South Pole in 2010. However, you don’t need to be a polar explorer to own an Arctic Truck, our vehicles are just as at home in the wilds of the countryside or in the city.