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ISUZU, man­u­fac­turer of North­ern Ire­land’s best-sell­ing D-max pick-up, is launch­ing their most ex­treme and ex­clu­sive model yet — the Arc­tic. The new Arc­tic is en­gi­neered to ex­cel in the most ar­du­ous ter­rain and be equally at home in the Belfast cityscape.

Arc­tic Trucks is an Icelandic ve­hi­cle en­gi­neer­ing spe­cial­ist, de­vel­op­ing and build­ing 4x4s to con­quer the most chal­leng­ing con­di­tions for over 25 years in Scan­di­navia. D-max Arc­tic will be the first Arc­tic Trucks pick-up that can be or­dered di­rectly from the UK dealer net­work, with one Arc­tic dealer in North­ern Ire­land — John Barr Cars in Crum­lin. Ad­vance book­ings are al­ready be­ing taken for their demon­stra­tor.

En­hanced run­ning gear

Arc­tic in­tro­duces sev­eral key hard­ware en­hance­ments, en­sur­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary off-road ca­pa­bil­ity. Sus­pen­sion is re-en­gi­neered with Fox Per­for­mance shocks matched to Nokian Roti­iva rub­bers to grip in the most chal­leng­ing con­di­tions. Huge 35-inch tyres are en­gi­neered for off-road­ing, laced to mam­moth 17in x 10in rims. Wide ex­tended flares com­plete a se­curely planted and pow­er­ful look. Spac­ers lift the D-max body up 30mm over the stan­dard model. Chas­sis mod­ifi- cations en­sure the wide track does not limit turn­ing abil­i­ties.

Ride height is 125mm higher, in­creased ground clear­ance en­sures greater ap­proach, de­par­ture and break-over an­gles. Arc­tic is avail­able in dou­ble-cab and ex­tended-cab con­fig­u­ra­tions. The dou­ble-cab model has full leather up­hol­stery, as well as au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol air-con­di­tion­ing. Six speed man­ual or five speed auto har­ness trac­tion with switch­able 2/4WD high and 4WD low ra­tios stan­dard. This is a se­ri­ously ca­pa­ble and well-equipped off-roader at a frac­tion of Evoque prices.

Op­tional ac­ces­sories

Arc­tic ex­udes pres­ence, a fu­sion of metal and mo­tor­ing mus­cle. Build­ing on the strong, durable plat­form of the multi-award win­ning D-max, in ad­di­tion to high lev­els of stan­dard equip­ment a com­pre­hen­sive ac­ces­sories list al­lows cus­tomers to spec their pur­chase uniquely.

Styling up­grades in­clude an Arc­tic Trucks Truxedo that pro­vides added cargo se­cu­rity, as well as sports bar for im­proved styling. Off-road ex­tras such as a 27-LED square work light pro­vides il­lu­mi­na­tion un­der the dark­est skies, skid plates en­hance un­der-body pro­tec­tion, and an ARB tyre in­fla­tor keeps the most ad­ven­tur­ous on their way. Cus­tomers can up­grade the in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem with DVD and Euro­pean nav­i­ga­tional sys­tem with 6.1-inch touch screen, re­vers­ing cam­era and Blue­tooth hands­free.

Front and rear work bars ac­com­mo­date winches and power take-offs, as well as class-lead­ing 3.5 tonne tow­ing. This toy rel­ishes heavy duty labour, its core is an ex­cep­tional and re­li­able work- horse with proven low run­ning costs and class-lead­ing resid­u­als. D-max has rightly earned its place as North­ern Ire­land’s favourite pick-up, now brim­ming with Nordic at­ti­tude.

There is noth­ing else in the UK mar­ket like Arc­tic. It is the finest of thor­ough­breds with the heart of a true work­horse, se­ri­ously well priced. Ex­clu­siv­ity guar­an­teed. Isuzu has come a long way with the mighty D-max, this lat­est model looks cer­tain to be an­other big win­ner. Arc­tic will surely send an icy shiver down the com­pe­ti­tion’s spine, and set the pick-up sec­tor ablaze.

The new Arc­tic D-max is on sale now

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