Isuzu has teased an “expedition ready” version of its D-Max pick-up ahead of the vehicle’s public debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham next week.
Called the Arctic Trucks AT35 Basecamp, the vehicle will share the Isuzu stand with the new D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 which was previewed as a pre-production concept last year and the regular D-Max V-Cross.
The AT35 Basecamp is finished in a moody colour scheme that combines ‘Obsidian Grey and Black’, and has an iKamper SkyCamp Mini 3.0 expedition roof tent. Mounted to a black aluminium Gearmate hardtop canopy, it has side and rear openings and solid gullwing doors.
Inside the load bed, the vehicle is equipped with an ARB Outback Solutions modular roller drawer system and lined with a carpet finish that incorporates a slide-out kitchen unit system with 3-burner gas stove and 12-litre collapsible sink.
Over and above regular versions of the D-Max, the AT35 Basecamp wears 17-inch black Arctic Trucks alloy wheels wrapped in 35-inch LT315/70 R17 mud-terrain tyres.
An ARB Base Rack system that incorporates a front-facing light bar, a black A bar with three front-facing spotlights with a new design front grille and bonnet protector, black sidebars, side window visors and a bespoke decal kit complete the makeover.
Brian Wheeler, PR and Product Manager at Isuzu UK, said: “We are excited to bring the all-new Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 to the CV Show in 2022 as it makes its first public appearance since launch.
“Also, having been inspired by the extreme nature and adventure possibilities offered with this exciting new flagship model for the Isuzu range, we have created a one-off show vehicle that we have codenamed ‘Basecamp’.
“This bold, aggressive and rather unique vehicle really does look like you could drive it straight from the CV Show stand and undertake the expedition of a lifetime.”
Meanwhile, the Arctic Trucks AT35 is now on sale priced from £47,999. The beefed-up version of the Japanese workhorse gets a strengthened chassis, raised Bilstein suspension, special alloy wheels and 35-inch all terrain rubber.
With all work carried out by fully qualified Isuzu engineers, the vehicle’s five-year/125,000-mile warranty remains intact and retains its commercial vehicle status for tax purposes. Its payload and towing capacity are unaffected as well.