ARB Canopies

Ascent Canopy

The Ascent is the flagship of our canopy range, offering four wheel drivers the highest level of usability and comfort in an ultra-premium design. With a raft of standard features including fully integrated central locking and push button window switches, Ascent is the solution for those who live an active lifestyle and want their vehicle to look just as good off road as it does in the parking lot.

Development and Testing

Developing a canopy from a blank canvas meant that ARB was required to validate new designs and put them through a rigorous testing regime. Utilising a combination of software, laboratory and real world testing, the canopy team performed validation simulations using the latest software through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in CAD along with real life testing of a complete canopy in our specially built thermal chamber with temperatures up to 90°C. Further laboratory testing was undertaken on latches, actuators and relays via special ARB made life cycle rigs.
To certify the design against water entry, canopy engineers utilised several high pressure water washing facilities. The most rigorous of testing involved the canopy and vehicle being put through corrugation and high speed testing at the Anglesea off road track in Victoria, Australia. A long term assessment vehicle was utilised to perform field testing on new mount rail configurations and the attachment system. Following numerous months of testing it passed with flying colours.

Features

  • High flow canopy vent comes as standard on the Ascent range, inhibiting dust ingress
  • Frameless, tinted and tempered safety glass used for exterior windows
  • Stylish and functional interior design with maximum space and concealment of all fasteners and wiring looms, where possible
  • An electronic unlatching system and slam shut latches on the side and rear windows allow for one handed operation
  • LED interior light
  • Over-rail design which blends the canopy to the vehicle resulting in no visible seal
  • Rear spoiler which incorporates a LED brake light
  • Anti-entrapment dial, which allows the rear door to be locked or unlocked from within the canopy
  • Plug and play wiring harness allows for keyless entry and remote central locking
  • Internal, low intrusion support frames utilised for roof rack and bar fitment