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
Transmission 6-speed automatic
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
Wheelbase (mm) 3,085
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