D-Max AT35 is a locally built T-Rex of a bakkie
Offroad-focused Isuzu bakkie is a burly machine, but not without compromises
The AT35 is based on a D-Max 3.0 TD 4x4 LE spec but its road stance and attitude is amped up with prominently flared wheel arches and comically large wheels which not only leave it towering pretty much over every other car, but also 12cm wider than a Ford Ranger Raptor, the only other alternative bakkie with a similar outlook in the new car market.
It also gets the standard bells, whistles and analogous regularity of the top-tier D-Max model but minus any special touches reserved for its uniqueness. It’s a reasonable digital score inside a largely bland cabin with a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth telephony and as many USB ports, automatic climate control, full electric windows and exterior mirrors that fold, a steering wheel with multifunctionality and full leather seats...