The Isuzu mu-X has enjoyed a great deal of popularity in the Philippines. Whether they’re used as family cars or for off-road fun, it’s easily become an SUV of choice for many. Off-road being mentioned, Arctic Trucks is famous for using different trucks and modding them to be able to conquer all terrains. They recently came out with their take on the mu-X and if this isn’t a beast, we don’t know what is.
Isuzu mu-X gets the Arctic Truck treatment and it is bad@ss
This particular SUV has been dubbed by Arctic Trucks the AT35. Don’t expect any changes made inside because they made sure that this truck is all about ruggedness and capability. The modifications are all on the exterior and suspension so this mu-X is all show and all-go.
The most obvious add-ons are the front skid plate, mudguards, a snorkel, and the massive all-terrain tires housed under the bulging fender flares. 17″ alloy wheels are wrapped in 315-70 tires so the now-wider track can make the AT35 conquer any terrain you throw at it. Further changes to the dimension include 185mm more width, 125mm more height, and increased ground clearance by an extra 43mm.
All these adjustments gave this mu-X much better approach and departure angles. Attacking angles of 36.2 up front and exiting at 30.9 at the back is easy-peasy, and all this with maintaining the truck’s original length.
Since this truck is made for the great outdoors, various modification pieces were given anti-corrosion treatment just to give you peace of mind that this truck won’t waste away with rust.
Providing power for the mu-X AT35 is Isuzu‘s 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. It’s capable of putting out 190 HP and 450 Nm meter of torque, more than enough to get you out of the rough or muddy stuff. It goes without saying that this is a full-on 4×4 and power is transmitted to the wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. If only they could find a manual, then this would be an even bigger hit with hardcore off-roaders.
With so many off-road and 4×4 fans and enthusiasts, we see a lot of different setups in the Philippines. If only Arctic Trucks would make its way here (and at the right pricing, if we may add), then we might see more trucks like this Isuzu mu-X being built properly for the beaten paths. But with the sheer number of local shops and brands coming out with their own mods, we won’t be surprised if we see “Arctic Trucks-inspired” builds coming out after seeing this.