This is a special and interesting model, named Hilux Arctic which was first introduced in the UK market, priced at 54 thousand USD.
The car costs £ 39,675 (about US $ 54,261), which is about 10 thousand pounds more expensive than a popular Hilux sold in the country for £ 29,145 ($ 39,869).
With a more expensive price tag, the car is noteworthy to be the headlines in the foggy island nation.
First of all, the new model is a proposal from the Japanese automaker combining the expertise of the extreme terrain engineering experts of Arctic Trucks – a famous European company for off-road upgrades.
Notable highlights include a reworked frame, revised wheel recesses and bodywork, as well as the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 tires.
The car’s engine is still 2.8L diesel with a capacity of 201 horsepower, 6-speed automatic transmission
The specially tuned Arctic Trucks Bilstein performance suspension offers extra depth to the front and rear, 40 and 20 mm respectively.
The distinctive Arctic Trucks designs are also reflected in the more flared fenders, extended side steps, the AT35 logo and decal to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Toyota and Arctic Trucks partnership.
On the other hand, the Hilux Arctic does not include any drivetrain changes, so it still uses a 2.8-liter diesel engine capable of transmitting 201 horsepower to four wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota assures that all upgrades will deliver better off-road capabilities, including increased ground clearance by 65 mm, as well as better arrival and exit angles.