ARB Ascent canopy launched
ARB has launched its next-generation Ascent canopy range designed for Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger dual-cab utes.
WITH MORE AND MORE dual-cab utes being purchased for both work and play, ARB has released its next-generation Ascent range which it says will “exceed the expectations of the most discerning owners”. The Ascent canopy is available for the current-generation Mazda BT-50 and Ford Ranger (2011 onwards). For pricing, contact your local ARB outlet.
Built around a ‘vanishing edge shell design’ this allows the tray of the vehicle and the canopy to integrate seamlessly with no visible weather or dust sealing. Built from vacuum formed 9mm ABS thermoplastic, the Ascent canopy is manufactured to withstand temperature extremes ranging from -20°C to 90°C. The frameless windows are premium quality – 5mm tempered auto glass with dark grey, 28% light-transmission tinting. This will keep prying eyes out while also keeping cargo safe from UV rays. An ‘invisible’ hinge system complements the look of the canopy, and a unique rear spoiler with a third LED brake light ensures high visibility.
The Ascent canopy also features a fully integrated remote central locking system. Utilising the existing vehicle key remote, owners are able to lock and unlock the canopy as they would the vehicle. The central locking system installs into the factory wiring through the use of a plug and play wiring loom, ensuring that ‘splicing’ is not required and vehicle wiring integrity is maintained.
In addition to central locking, all doors and windows feature slam shut closing. Easy to activate push button micro switches allow one handed opening – eliminating the need for mechanical handles – and the rear door includes manual key override in case the vehicle’s battery is depleted.
A cost optional ARB Ascent trade rack – available in either steel or aluminium construction – adds functionality to the interior. Ascent canopy specific internal support brackets enable fitment of the trade rack and even Thule or Rhino cross bars enabling a roof load carrying solution up to 100kg. A 36 LED high output internal light with three way switch is mounted above the rear door to provide maximum illumination of the interior.