Three of the big-name pickup manufacturers have launched new versions of their trucks.
The Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 and Isuzu D-Max AT35 have been tweaked by well-known pickup pimping company Arctic Trucks. Changes are largely cosmetic, with most of the running gear remaining as it is on the standard versions.
Key new features on the Navara include a full aluminium shield underneath to reduce weight and limit impact damage when off road, while new 31.6″ Nokian tyres apparently improve fuel economy and help to smooth the on-road ride.
Satin black alloy wheels with dual valves are also fitted.
Parts carried over from the previous Arctic Trucks model include the Bilstein performance suspension, wheel arch extensions and AT32 branding.
There’s no word on cost yet, but expect to find it north of £40k and at the top of Nissan’s price list.
Meanwhile, the D-Max has also had a suspension alteration, with the Fox set-up replaced with new a Bilstein performance system, as featured on the Navara.
Other tweaks include new side steps and badging on the wings and tailgate.
The D-Max retains Isuzu’s 125,000-mile/five-year warranty and a 3.5t towing capacity. The price for an automatic version with the 1.9-litre engine is a rather juicy £40,995.
Mitsubishi has also added a new model to its recently redesigned L200 range.
The Trojan sits between the 4Life and Warrior models and takes plenty of its styling from the higher-spec Barbarian pickups, including 18in alloys and a gawdy chrome grille.
The new model is already in showrooms and comes with Mitsubishi’s Super Select four-wheel-drive system. On-the-road price is £24,699.