Toyota Is Building a Pickup Specifically Designed for Arctic Conditions
The new edition of the Toyota Hilux AT35 was built for extreme weather
One of the more enticing aspects of owning a truck is the promise of driving through unexpected terrain. Not every truck is capable of off-roading, but more than a few are designed for it from the outset. But there’s off-roading and there’s terrain that’s not necessarily designed for driving at all — except that sometimes, driving over hostile terrain is a part of your job. Someone working a research job in the Arctic can’t cite the roads being snowy as a reason to neglect their research, for instance.
Working in conjunction with Arctic Trucks, who have a long history of modifying existing 4x4s to work in harsh conditions, Toyota recently unveiled the latest edition of its Hilux pickup — the Toyota Hilux AT35.
Writing at AutoBlog, Ronan Glon has more details on the souped-up Hilux. Arctic Trucks worked with the Hilux Invincible and added a more powerful suspension system and 35-inch tires. The sum total of these changes makes the Hilux AT35 a few inches taller than the standard version, as well as able to carry a slightly larger payload.
The AutoBlog article also notes that this is considered a factory-authorized conversion, meaning that the modifications won’t affect the warranty. All of that is, one assumes, good news for anyone looking to purchase one — they’re on sale now in the UK.
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