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Published on November 16th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Mitsubishi Red Peak Challenge Comes to East Malaysia

Mitsubishi VGT Red Peak Limited Edition

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
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Nov- Dec 2014
1SabahKota KinabaluKompleks Sukan Likas14 Nov 201416 Nov 2014310am-8pm
2SarawakKuchingGiant Tabuan Jaya Mall Car Park12 Dec 201414 Dec 2014310am-8pm
3SarawakSarikeiCentral Market Car Park18 Dec 201420 Dec 2014310am-8pm
Jan-March 2015
4SarawakSibuTown Square Phase 29 Jan 201511 Jan 2015310am-8pm
5SarawakMukahPasar Lama Car Park15 Jan 201517 Jan 2015310am-8pm
6SarawakBintuluOld Airport23 Jan 201525 Jan 2015310am-8pm
7SarawakMiriBoulevard Shopping Mall Car Park30 Jan 201501 Feb 2015310am-8pm
8SabahTawauBazaar Fuji Mart Car Park13 Feb 201515 Feb 2015310am-8pm
9SabahLahad DatuBandar Sri Perdana27 Feb 201501 March 2015310am-8pm
10SabahSandakanGiant Superstore Car Park06 March 201508 March 2015310am-8pm
11SabahLabuanKompleks Sukan Laut Antarabangsa13 March 201515 March 2015310am-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.

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