- Extreme off-roading version of Toyota Hilux pickup
- Features 35-inch tyres, lifted suspension, wider bodywork
- You may want to be sitting down when you get to the price
And while this does have updated styling, that’s largely to do with accommodating the enormous 35-inch tyres that come as part of the conversion.
The AT35 name sounds very familiar…
There are probably a couple of reasons for that. The AT part stands for Arctic Trucks – the Icelandic scallywags well known for creating extreme off-road versions of pickup trucks and other vehicles.
Arctic Trucks does also have a long-standing relationship with Toyota, however, including converting older Hilux models for the Top Gear TV programme.
What’s more, the one-off Toyota Hilux Bruiser that we drove for a review in late 2017 is not only based on a classic Tamiya radio-controlled car, but also features the same AT35 kit that this showroom model now sports.
So can anyone buy a Toyota Hilux AT35 now?
You’ve always been able to get one via Arctic Trucks, but now you can order one direct from your nearest Toyota showroom.
The conversion – which includes bespoke suspension, as well as wider bodywork and the 35-inch off-road tyres that give it its name – is fully approved by Toyota, meaning buyers get the full five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
What’s the performance and specification of the Toyota Hilux AT35 like?
The Hilux AT35 uses the same 150hp 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine as all other UK Hilux models. You also get a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive as standard.
Fortunately, this motor also has 400Nm of torque, which together with properly adapted gearing means it should be easy enough to get this big pickup moving. Something that’s not always the case with the latest D-Max AT35 and its lower 360Nm of torque.
If anything, when we tested the Bruiser version it felt better than the standard Hilux…
The wheels and suspension upgrades combine to increase ground clearance by 25%, incidentally.
How much does the Toyota Hilux AT35 cost and when does it go on sale?
Try £50k. Plus VAT. We're not even joking.
The Toyota Hilux AT35 is on sale now.