PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAF) has expanded its bakkie offering with the addition of an exclusive new flagship model aimed at avid off-roaders, professionals who need to travel to inaccessible places, and city dwellers looking to make a bold statement. The Isuzu Arctic AT35 bakkie is now available through Isuzu dealers on an exclusive order only basis with a projected 50 units to be built annually in Port Elizabeth.
“Arctic Trucks are engineered for people who need to do tough jobs in tough environments, combining this attribute with Isuzu heritage of engineering tough, reliable bakkies is guaranteed to surprise and delight our customers”, says Dominic Rimmer, IMSAF Executive for Technical Services.
Isuzu Motors South Africa’s factory is the first and currently the only Isuzu Motors facility globally to receive Arctic Trucks International’s stamp of approval to build a production Arctic Truck model.
“The Isuzu D-MAX is a very capable platform and we are very proud to be part of this partnership. For us it’s very important for the Arctic Trucks brand to not be seen as an aftermarket solution, as a result everything we do is integrated with the manufacturer,” says Patrik von Sydow, CEO Arctic Trucks International.
The Isuzu Arctic AT35 begins life inside the Struandale body shop where it is welded together with a combination of robotic