Third generation Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain set for Borneo Safari duties

By CARSIFU | 13 October 2022

KOTA KINABALU: After showcasing its dazzling urban style at this year’s Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is now ready to get down and dirty in this year’s Borneo Safari International Off Road Challenge.

Three units of the award-winning pick-up truck are set to perform duties as the official media vehicles.

Sabah Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) president Faez Nordin who received the trucks from Isuzu Malaysia’s marketing manager Alan Lee thanked Isuzu for their continued support of the week-long event that is scheduled to run from the final weekend of October for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic broke.

Faez receiving the vehicles from Lee.
Faez receiving the vehicles from Lee.

This year’s event is expected to traverse some of the most difficult terrain in the lower plateaus of Mount Kinabalu in the region of Kota Belud.

While magnificent views of the mountain and crystal-clear river flowing waters are on offer, the rocky and rugged terrain poses a significant challenge and experience to man and machine.

Faez said an event of this magnitude requires tremendous support both in monetary terms as well as with the use of highly-capable vehicles.


“We are very grateful to Isuzu Malaysia for providing us with both once again as the event’s Platinum Sponsor and supplier of the official media cars,” said Faez.

This year's Borneo Safari will also witness the debut of the all-new third-generation D-Max with the flagship X-Terrain tasked to conquer the unforgiving jungles of Borneo.

Isuzu Malaysia chief operating officer Kenkichi Sogo said the X-Terrain was selected as the flag bearer as it is endowed with a significant array of electronic driving aids.

“Coupled with its highly-engineered mechanical components, we believe the D-Max X-Terrain combines the brains and brawn required to become one of the most capable modern off-road vehicles in the event,” he said.


The D-Max X-Terrain will now follow in the long tradition of service as the official media cars in the Borneo Safari, with both the first and second generation versions of the D-Max successfully pressed into service in the past.

Follow Isuzu D-Max Malaysia’s official Facebook or their social media platforms to keep up to date with the happenings during the Borneo Safari that runs from Oct 30-Nov 6.

There will even be a Watch and Win web series that will follow so be sure to keep in touch through these platforms to win exciting prizes.