The double-spoke wheels are complemented by fender extensions finished in the body’s color and a set of mud flaps. Arctic Trucks further sweetens the deal with a winch that should come in handy from time to time, a skid plate, and a body-colored snorkel that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Although the intake manifold is connected to it, the snorkel is actually designed to keep dust and other fine debris from clogging up the air filter.
Wading through water automatically spells kaput for pretty much all electronics under the hood, an expensive blunder that only greenhorns would make. Revised suspension improves the ground clearance from the standard 235 millimeters (9.3 inches) to 278 millimeters (10.9 inches). In terms of angles, the Arctic Trucks AT35 quotes 36.2 degrees for approach and 30.9 degrees for departure compared to the standard 29.2 and 26.9.
Tipping the scales at 2,290 to 2,385 kilograms (5,049 to 5,258 pounds) depending on the configuration, the modified truck also benefits from a series of decals, a tailgate emblem, and a beefed-up spare wheel bracket.
Under the hood, your only choice is the 4JJ3-TCX turbo diesel. A four-cylinder lump with a V6-like displacement, the 3.0-liter engine produces 187 ponies and 332 pound-feet (450 Nm). It’s joined by a six-speed automatic transmission supplied by Toyota subsidiary Aisin. At the present moment, the Isuzu MU-X is exclusively offered by Arctic Trucks' Russian subsidiary.