2021 Hilux AT35 celebrates 30 years of conversions by Arctic Trucks

Legendary polar engineering specialist Arctic Trucks celebrates 30 years of conversions with the new 2021 Toyota Hilux AT35. Based on the recently launched 2.8-litre Invincible X Double Cab, the tough all-terrain qualities of the Hilux are taken to another level thanks to extensive chassis, suspension, handling and styling upgrades that deliver even greater off-road capabilities and amplify its powerful looks.

The new 2021 Hilux AT35 benefits from many new and updated features, including changes that increase its running ground clearance (by 65mm) and its approach and departure angles (+9 and +3 degrees). Key elements include re-engineering of the vehicle’s frame, inner arches and bodywork and the fitting of 17-inch Arctic Trucks alloys with 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain tyres. The Arctic Trucks Bilstein performance suspension system, featuring front springs and dampers, anti-roll bar adjustment and rear dampers with extended shackles, has been updated, producing an extra 40mm of front and 20mm of rear suspension lift. Torque and drivability are optimised with re-gearing of the front and rear differentials.

2021 Hilux AT35

The benefits include an elevated driving position, superior mobility from the wider front and rear tracks, wider tyres and a larger, “lighter” footprint for more secure driving over soft and delicate terrain. The larger tyres provide an increased suspension effect, giving a smoother and faster ride over rough surfaces. They also have a greater range and flexibility for using lower pressures to gain better traction in challenging conditions. The new 201bhp 2.8-litre diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission are carried over from the standard Hilux Invincible X, making this the most capable Arctic Trucks Hilux yet to be offered through the Toyota retailer network.

Extra practicality is provided by a rear height bar with an integrated two-inch receiver hitch for quick and easy deployment of tow balls, winches, steps, gear carriers or other accessories.

The Arctic Trucks styling features include the company’s signature flare package for the front and rear wings, extended-profile side steps, AT35 badging and a 30th anniversary decal. Each vehicle comes with an individual Arctic Trucks certificate of authenticity.

A range of fully fitted Arctic Trucks options is also available, including full underbody armour, Vision X grille-mounted light bar and Truxedo low-profile load cover. The tyre specification can be upgraded to BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tyres and an on-board inflation/deflation kit can be installed, with a 12V performance compressor mounted in the engine bay.

2021 Hilux AT35

All conversion features are carried out by Arctic Trucks technicians to original manufacturer standards, maintaining Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile new vehicle warranty. The model is fully type approved and retains commercial vehicle status, with no compromise in payload or towing capacity.

The 2021 Hilux AT35 is available to order from Toyota retailers now as a conversion for the new Invincible X Double Cab automatic model, priced at £18,780 plus VAT.

Established for 30 years, Arctic Trucks has world-leading experience in its field, true to its slogan “Explore Without Limits.” Its many formidable achievements include the first vehicle to be driven to the Magnetic North Pole (the Hilux featured in BBC Top Gear’s famous expedition) and the first passenger vehicle to cross Antarctica.

2021 Hilux AT35 key specifications

POWERTRAIN 
Engine2.8-litre diesel
Type4-cylinder in-line
Valve mechanism16-valve DOHC
Displacement (cc)2,755
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp/Kw @ rpm)201/204/150 @ 3,000 – 3,400
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)500 @ 1,600 – 2,800 (6AT)
Transmission6-speed automatic
SUSPENSION 
Front suspensionDouble wishbone with Arctic Trucks Bilstein performance package
Rear suspensionLeaf springs and rigid axle with Arctic Trucks Bilstein performance package and rear shackles
DIMENSIONS 
Overall length (mm)5,325 (no change)
Overall width (mm)1,990 (+90)
Overall height (mm)1,905 (+90)
Wheelbase (mm)3,085 (no change)
Front track (mm)1,650 (+110)
Rear track (mm)1,660 (+110)
OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE 
Approach angle (deg)38 (+9)
Departure angle (deg)29 (+3)
Min. running ground clearance (mm)375 (+65)
WEIGHTS 
Gross vehicle weight (kg)3,325 (+115)
Kerb weight (kg)2,272 (+72)
Payload (kg)1,053 (+43)
Towing capacity – braked (kg)3,500 (no change)
Towing capacity – unbraked (kg)750 (no change)
WHEELS AND TYRES 
Wheels17×10 ET-25 Arctic Trucks alloy
Tyres35in LT315/70 R17 BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain

4 comments

  1. Wish the dealerships were open haha. If someone literally called me up and said we will give you £x for your 2017 invincible x, and this is the price youd need to pay. I’d likely be sold if the price was right. What a truck!

  2. Claus
    I am in Spain, would like to know, if this truck is available 2021 (when) in Spain or elsewhere in europe or UK? Thanks

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