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Toyota Hilux is given an adventure-focused makeover by off-road specialist

Time 3 months ago

Off-road vehicle specialist Arctic Trucks has worked its magic on the new Toyota Hilux to come up with a manufacturer-approved, heavily modified version of the popular pick-up.

The AT35 sees the Hilux’s vehicle frame re-engineered, as well as receiving 17-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain tyres and regeared front and rear differentials.

Further off-road-focused improvements include a widened front and rear track, chunkier tyres that provide a ‘lighter’ footprint for soft ground, plus a raised driving position.

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Bilstein performance suspension – with front springs and dampers, anti-roll bar adjustment and rear dampers with extended shackles – has also been fitted, contributing to a ground clearance increase of 65mm.

This has also improved the approach and departure angles by nine and three degrees respectively.

Under the bonnet sits the Hilux’s new 201bhp 2.8-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Further upgrades are also available, including full underbody armour, Vision X grille-mounted light bar and Truxedo low-profile load cover.

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The tyres can be upgraded to BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tyres, while an on-board inflation/deflation kit can be installed too, powered from the 12V compressor mounted in the engine bay.

The Toyota Hilux AT35 can be ordered now as an upgrade package on Invincible X Double Cab models, priced from £18,780.

Darren Cassey's avatar

Darren is a staff writer for Car Dealer parent company Blackball Media. He has been writing about cars for eight years and tests all the latest models on sale, with previous experience at Car Throttle and DriveTribe.

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