Recently, the Isuzu MU-X 7-seater SUV marked a memorable debut in the 2016 Borneo Safari International Off-Road Challenge where it won the “Vehicle of the Year” Award. This year’s edition was supposedly the toughest in the last 12 years; with rains causing a 2-day delay for the 430-strong convoy that had to endure slippery and muddy conditions alongside numerous steep uphill and downhill slopes.
This year’s Borneo Safari is the 10th consecutive year of sponsorship by Isuzu Malaysia and the company has pledged to continue supporting the premier international offroad challenge in the region for years to come.
During the expedition, the MU-X had performed with distinction, even when it was faced with ultra-tough and extreme sections of the trail that stretched as far as 30km from Kampung Garung to the Timberwell Camp; a distance that took a staggering 3 days to complete.
Three battle-hardened Isuzu D-Max Monster which accompanied the MU-X also completed the challenge successfully. It’s worth noting that the modifications to the Isuzu MU-X were limited only to its exterior as the 2.5-litre VGS Turbo Intercooler diesel engine alongside a 5-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift remained stock standard.
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