Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mitsubishi first-of-its-kind 4×4 obstacle truck/course in Malaysia
Inspired by Mitsubishi’s victory in the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Challenge, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will now be embarking on its latest 4×4 adventure which will see Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicles perform amazing feats on a specially outfitted obstacle truck – the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia.
The Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge will see the Triton pick-up, the Pajero Sport SUV and the ASX Compact SUV being put through their paces on the purpose-built Mitsubishi truck featuring a wide range of obstacles including a 45-degree, 25-feet tall “sky” ramp that points upwards to the sky – an extreme test for any 4×4 vehicle. The giant ramp will no doubt challenge the capabilities of both man and machine while offering a bird’s eye view of the surroundings.
Other challenges include the roller ramp test that will see the 4×4 vehicles “drive through” the Red Peak Challenge truck as well as the side traverse and uneven ramp tests.
The Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge will make its debut on 23rd August in Penang and roll on to other major cities including Johor Baru and Kelantan over the month of September. Dates and locations are as below:
|1||Penang||Queensbay Mall, Outdoor car park||23-24 August||10.00am – 8.00pm|
|2||Klang Valley||Tesco Extra Mutiara Damansara, Outdoor car park||6-7 Sept||10.00am – 8.00pm|
|3||Johor Bahru||Plaza Angsana, Car Park A||13-14 Sept||10.00am – 8.00pm|
|4||Kelantan||Stadium Kota Bharu, Outdoor car park||26-27 Sept||10.00am – 8.00pm|
Test ride ends at 7.00pm
Admission is free and visitors who make a booking of any Mitsubishi vehicles during the Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge will receive the special edition Ralliart car boot organizer, while those who test drive any Mitsubishi model will receive an exclusive merchandize (while stock lasts).
The Mitsubishi ASX is the first local assembled by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia. The stylish yet compact SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre MIVEC engine with an output of 150PS and 197Nm. Both the 4WD and 2WD variants utilize a smooth INVECS-III CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) with Sports Mode offering six virtual ratios for enhanced driver involvement while maintaining superb fuel efficiency.
The ASX Compact SUV is priced at RM114,743.50*(2WD) and RM128,879.50* (4WD). The ASX Compact SUV recently won the coveted title of “Best Local Assembled SUV” by Asian Auto Allianz Auto Industry Awards 2014.
The Pajero Sport GL is priced at RM151,277.60* while the Pajero Sport VGT is priced at RM172,211.60*. The highly advanced power-train of the Pajero Sport VGT was once again recognized for its superb fuel efficiency in the Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards 2014 by coming in first in the Premium SUV category.
Both the Pajero Sport VGT and Triton VGT GS come with a high-output 2.5-litre common-rail diesel engine producing 178PS and 350Nm. The Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) delivers uncompromising power while maintaining class-leading fuel efficiency.
The award-winning Triton, one of the best handling pick-up trucks in the market, and widely acknowledged as a trend-setter with its powerful engine, comfortable cabin and enhanced safety features. The Mitsubishi Triton was ranked highest in the 2013 JD Power Malaysia Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the pickup segment. The JD Power IQS Study, now in its 11th year, examines new-vehicle quality during the first two to six months of ownership. The Triton VGT GS is priced at RM107,809.60*.
*Prices are quoted on-the-road without insurance.