Published on November 18th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Leona Chin tackles the harsh Borneo jungle with her Mitsubishi Triton
Buoyed by the successful outing, MMM returned in a big way for the 2016 edition of the Borneo Safari, fielding four new Tritons as corporate vehicles, including two units of the recently launched New Triton 2.4 with MIVEC Turbo Diesel Engine.
The Mitsubishi Tritons was driven by six members of the media, five Triton owners and was led by Malaysia Motorsport Athlete, Leona Chin. All participants and vehicles from Team Mitsubishi Triton earned the respect of the Safari community by making it 400km through the jungle and to the finish line without any change of vehicle parts required throughout the entire journey.
“As the only female driver of Team Mitsubishi Triton, I was extremely proud to be entrusted by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, to champion the new Triton into the most gruelling off-road and 4×4 adventure! The new Triton managed to complete the Borneo Safari in one piece without any mechanical failure or breakdown. This itself is a testament to the strength, durability and endurance of the Mitsubishi Triton,” said Chin.
To put that achievement in its proper context, many other vehicles, including the highly upgraded ones, suffered from a large variety of mechanical issues and breakdowns, some of which necessitated going out to town to but new parts and returning to the jungle to repair the cars.