The first-generation D-MAX Arctic AT35 quickly earned a reputation as one of the boldest, toughest, and most capable 4x4 bakkies on the market. Today, CFAO Mobility is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT35, continuing the impressive legacy of its predecessors.
The new D-MAX Arctic AT35 double cab stands out in the local bakkie segment with its rugged and confident styling, showcasing its exceptional capability to conquer challenging terrains.
Partnership with Arctic Trucks
Designed in partnership with Arctic Trucks, renowned for manufacturing highly capable overlanding vehicles, the AT35 is exclusively assembled at the ISUZU Motors South Africa plant in Struandale, Gqeberha.
Of course, it adheres to ISUZU's highest quality standards, sharing the same production line as the standard D-MAX models.
Enhanced Off-Road Performance
To accommodate the large 35-inch tires and enhance off-road performance, the AT35 receives bodywork enhancements in a dedicated Arctic Trucks conversion area. Skilled artisans and technicians meticulously craft the larger wheel wells and arches.
Following rigorous inspection and quality checks by ISUZU, the AT35 is approved for shipment to customers, offering the same comprehensive warranty, roadside assistance, and service plan as the standard D-MAX.
The D-MAX Arctic AT35 certainly is not your average bakkie. Its flared wheel arch extensions, increased ride height, and wider track contribute to its imposing stance and supreme off-road performance.
Furthermore, it proudly features chrome badges, wider side steps for easy access, Arctic Trucks mudflaps, and 35-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tires on 17x10-inch AT black alloy wheels. Its robust underpinnings and purpose-built components ensure off-road capabilities without compromising on-road composure.
The AT35 retains the proven part-time four-wheel drive system, offering two-wheel drive for on-road use and four-wheel drive high and low-range for off-road adventures.
Transitioning to the desired drive mode is seamless, thanks to the electronically controlled system with fast engagement times. Powering the AT35 is ISUZU's efficient 3.0-liter diesel engine, delivering 140 kW of power and 450 Nm of torque. Paired with a modern six-speed automatic transmission, it ensures improved fuel economy and faster shifts.
Inside, the AT35 boasts luxurious appointments such as piano black finishes and leather trim throughout. The AT35 logo is elegantly embroidered on the leather-trimmed seats, gearshift shroud, and floor mats, highlighting its unique status.
It offers an eight-way electric driver's seat with lumbar support, a multi-display digital instrument cluster, a large 9-inch infotainment system with eight speakers, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.
Safety and Technology
In terms of safety, the AT35 excels with advanced driver assistance features. Equipped with cutting-edge technologies like stereo cameras, sonar, and radar systems, it offers a wide range of active driving aids. These include Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Attention Assist, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), and Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK).
Additional safety features include front and rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, rear radar, and the Multi Collision Brake (MCB) function that automatically applies the brakes when the airbags deploy. The model also offers a comprehensive set of airbags, including dual front, side, curtain, driver's knee airbags, along with the innovative far side airbag that prevents contact between the heads of front seat occupants.
The AT35’s production numbers are limited but as an integral part of ISUZU's exclusive dealer network, CFAO Mobility offers the D-MAX Arctic AT35 on special order, ensuring its exclusivity and unique appeal.
Get in touch now for more information on how to get behind the wheel of an exclusive D-MAX Arctic AT35.