Designed to exceed the expectations of the most discerning owner, ARB Ascent canopies set the benchmark in performance and usability. This flagship canopy is loaded with standard inclusions such as vehicle integrated central locking, electric push button window release and slam shut latches.
The unique, vanishing edge design allows the Ascent to have no visible weatherproofing seal, resulting in a contemporary design that is sure to complement your vehicle.
The newest member to the ARB canopy family. Ascent is our feature packed flagship canopy, offering 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.
The new AC11 Ascent Canopy incorporates a new unique shell and rear door to compliment the styling of the Mercedes Benz tub whilst side and front windows are maintained.
This flagship canopy is loaded with standard inclusions such as vehicle integrated central locking, electric push button window release and slam shut latches.
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 was done on the test track in Anglesea, Victoria, where the canopy and vehicle were put through corrugation testing, high speed testing, articulation and the renowned Belgian blocks. 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.
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.
STYLISH INTERIOR – With a stylish and functional internal design, the Ascent canopy features smooth clean lines, maximum space and concealment of all fasteners and wiring loom, where possible.
FRAMELESS WINDOWS – Frameless exterior windows with slam shut latches ensure the canopy closes securely without the need for external locking handles.
TINTED SAFETY GLASS – 5mm tinted and tempered safety glass is used for the rear door and side windows.
OVER-RAIL DESIGN – With a unique over-rail design, the Ascent canopy form fits to any vehicle with no visible seal.
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.
REAR SPOILER – Rear mounted spoiler enhances aesthetic appeal and incorporates an LED brake light, providing a brilliant light while drawing minimal current.
ANTI-ENTRAPMENT DIAL – A yellow anti-entrapment dial allows the Ascent’s rear door to be locked or unlocked from within the canopy itself.
KEYLESS ENTRY – The Ascent canopy boasts remote central locking for both the rear door and side lift up windows. The remote central locking will auto lock if the vehicle is left unlocked and the vehicle doors have not been opened.
HIGH SPECIFICATION ADHESIVE – The Ascent canopy features thermoplastic seals and high specification adhesive. A special seal for the lower rear door corners is also incorporated to reduce glare and the potential water and dust ingress