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.
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
100kg roof load when fitted with an ARB canopy roof rack or roof bar
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
The Ascent canopy boasts remote central locking for both the rear door and side lift up windows.
A high flowing, forward facing intake is standard on the Ascent range, inhibiting dust ingress through the tailgate area by positively pressuring the canopy interior.
Electronic unlatching system
A notable feature of the Ascent is the absence of handles. The canopy incorporates electronic unlatching for the rear door and side lift up or pop up windows
Tinted safety glass
5mm tinted and tempered safety glass is used for the rear door and side windows
A yellow anti-entrapment dial allows the Ascent’s rear door to be locked or unlocked from within the canopy itself
LED interior light
Ascent canopies are fitted with a high output LED light, making it easier to locate work tools and other gear in dark conditions.
Internal support frame
Internal frame offers an integrated approach up to 100kg when fitted with an ARB canopy roof rack or roof bars
Vacuum formed shell
Designed to accommodate the recessed window frame and double curbed rear door to integrate with the vehicle styling