Published on November 16th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge Comes to East Malaysia
Inspired by Mitsubishi’s victory in the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Challenge, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will embark on its latest 4×4 adventure in East Malaysia called the Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge. The first-of-its-kind event will see Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicles perform amazing feats on a specially outfitted obstacle truck.
Two-time Dakar Rally Champion Hiroshi Masuoka will also make a special appearance on 15th November 2014 (12.00pm to 1.00pm) as guest-of-honour of the Red Peak Challenge East Malaysia launch as well as to meet and greet his fans.
Masuoka played a pivotal role in the Mitsubishi Motors team that conquered Pikes Peak in the famous International Hill Climb Race earlier in the year. The Mitsubishi Motors team fielded two fully-electric MiEV Evolution III race cars piloted by American racer Greg Tracy and Masuoka. The team not only succeeded in securing first and second places in the Electric Division, but also second and third overall, challenging and beating many other more powerful internal combustion engine race cars.
To celebrate the victory at Pikes Peaks International Hill Climb Challenge 2014 – the 20km hill climb race is also commonly referred to as the “Race to the Clouds” – as well as paying tribute to the achievement of the Mitsubishi Motors team, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia decided to name the obstacle truck after the Pikes Peak victory.
The 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 in the Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge 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 for East Malaysia will begin on 14 November in Kota Kinabalu and roll on to other major cities in East Malaysia. Dates and locations are as below:
|Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge|
|Nov- Dec 2014|
|1||Sabah||Kota Kinabalu||Kompleks Sukan Likas||14 Nov 2014||16 Nov 2014||3||10am-8pm|
|2||Sarawak||Kuching||Giant Tabuan Jaya Mall Car Park||12 Dec 2014||14 Dec 2014||3||10am-8pm|
|3||Sarawak||Sarikei||Central Market Car Park||18 Dec 2014||20 Dec 2014||3||10am-8pm|
|4||Sarawak||Sibu||Town Square Phase 2||9 Jan 2015||11 Jan 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|5||Sarawak||Mukah||Pasar Lama Car Park||15 Jan 2015||17 Jan 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|6||Sarawak||Bintulu||Old Airport||23 Jan 2015||25 Jan 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|7||Sarawak||Miri||Boulevard Shopping Mall Car Park||30 Jan 2015||01 Feb 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|8||Sabah||Tawau||Bazaar Fuji Mart Car Park||13 Feb 2015||15 Feb 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|9||Sabah||Lahad Datu||Bandar Sri Perdana||27 Feb 2015||01 March 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|10||Sabah||Sandakan||Giant Superstore Car Park||06 March 2015||08 March 2015||3||10am-8pm|
|11||Sabah||Labuan||Kompleks Sukan Laut Antarabangsa||13 March 2015||15 March 2015||3||10am-8pm|
Besides the launch of the Red Peak Challenge, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is also introducing a Triton VGT Red Peak Limited Edition. This exclusive Triton VGT comes with customized Red Peak Limited Edition Body Stickers, Matte-Black alloy wheels and a new leather seat design with bold red accents. Priced at RM114,550.00 in Sabah and RM114,640.60 in Sarawak, the Triton VGT Red Peak edition is limited to 10 units for East Malaysia only.
Admission to the Red Peak Challenge is free and visitors who make a booking of any Mitsubishi vehicles during the event will receive a Ralliart car boot organizer, while those who test drive any Mitsubishi model will receive an exclusive merchandize, stocks permitting. Test rides on the obstacle truck ends at 7.00pm.