Launched in the United Kingdom last year, the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 has been given a mild nip and tuck as part of a greater revamp of the D-Max range. While the go-anywhere pick-up still has yet to receive the second facelift offered in certain ASEAN markets, there are a few small upgrades all around.

In terms of aesthetics, the revised version gets new Galena Grey, Sapphire Blue and Spinel Red paint options, while inside, there are new leather seat trims, soft-touch materials on the armrest, instrument binnacle and upper glovebox lid and gloss black trim around the window switches, air vents and lower glovebox. The latter also gets a new D-Max badge stamped on it.

The biggest change, however, concerns safety, with a new Trailer Sway Control feature that brakes the truck if it senses a swing when you’re pulling a trailer. Of course, the new D-Max Artic Trucks AT35 retains the same 3.5 tonne towing capacity as before.

Elsewhere, you get the same rugged chassis tweaks from off-road specialist Arctic Trucks of Top Gear fame. To that end, there’s the Fox Performance Series suspension that gives the D-Max a considerable 125 mm increase in ground clearance – all the better for the fitment of 35-inch Nokian Rotiiva tyres (hence the AT35 name) over 17-inch black alloy wheels. Flared wheel arch extensions cover the increased track width.

Power comes from an unchanged Euro 6-compliant 1.9 litre Ddi Blue Power turbodiesel engine, making 164 PS at 3,600 rpm and 360 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 2,500 rpm. As before, there’s a choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

You’ll also receive the same amount of standard equipment, such as extended side steps, Arctic Trucks badging and a Pioneer head unit with a seven-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All this doesn’t come cheap, with the Arctic Trucks AT35 retailing for a cool £38,545 (RM206,670).