Isuzu D-Max leads Borneo Safari team to adventure

By CARSIFU | 26 October 2015

KOTA KINABALU: Asia’s premier off-road event - The Borneo Safari, began with the Isuzu D-Max leading the 250-vehicle convoy into Sabah’s jungles for a period of eight days.

This year marks the 25th year that 4x4 enthusiasts get to take on nature's various obstacles in the highland interior near Tenom and Keningau and also the ninth consecutive year of participation for the D-Max.

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The D-Max has so far bagged two 'Borneo Safari Vehicle of the Year’ titles and features the tried and tested iGRIP design platform that gives it stability, the ability to take up to 49 degrees of tilt and provides high torque delivery at low rpm for better traction and hill-climbing abilities.

This year’s Borneo Safari will once again feature three units of the Isuzu D-Max leading the media convoy, one 3-litre and two 2.5-litre models.

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"These vehicles have long risen beyond trying to prove their abilities in the rough and instead, have established themselves as a fixture of the Borneo Safari where they are depended upon to carry out their duties effectively and efficiently,” said Isuzu Malaysia executive director Hajime Machimura.

Also taking part in the challenge is Mitsubishi's Triton pickup truck.