The 2016 edition of one of the world’s most exciting 4x4 expeditions – the Borneo Safari was officially flagged off yesterday with a grand total of 340 vehicles participating.
This year’s round also turns out to be a significant one for Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd as it marks the 10th consecutive year of its sponsorship of and participation in Borneo Safari.
And representing the company this year is a four vehicle media team, comprising a seven-seater Isuzu mu-X ‘Monster’ as well as three D-Max.
According to Isuzu Malaysia, modifications to the Isuzu mu-X were limited to the exterior as the 2.5-litre VGS turbo Intercooler diesel engine matched to a 5-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift remained stock standard.
Isuzu Malaysia’s executive director Hajime Machimura expressed confidence in the ability of the Isuzu mu-X to excel despite the rough terrains and treacherous weather expected in the 2016 Borneo Safari.
“Although it is a lifestyle SUV, the Isuzu mu-X shares the same tough DNA as our Isuzu D-Max pick-up, which has repeatedly proven itself in every edition of Borneo Safari since its debut in 2005. It is definitely all set for more,” he said.
The Borneo Safari will be taking place until 6 November in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, covering 1000 km of some of the most challenging and varied off-road terrains in the world.
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