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The recent Ford Lanun Darat 2015 Adventure gave Ford 4X4 owners and enthusiasts a chance to improve their off-road driving skills over tough terrain in Tamparuli, Sabah.

Organised by Ford’s local distributor Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the two-day expedition progressed through two off-road driving spots. Over 80 participants were led by veteran safety instructor Paul Si. The convoy included 24 Ford Ranger pick-up trucks and an Everest SUV.

“Lanun Darat is among one of the many programmes organised for us to reach out to our customers and equip them with the necessary defensive driving skills to make the most out of their vehicles,” said Lee Eu San, MD of SDAC.

The drive started from the SDAC showroom in Kota Kinabalu, with the first off-road session taking place in Tamparuli, where participants enjoyed a practical session on safe off-road techniques, before heading back to Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort. Day two saw them head out to another off-road session in Sepanggar.

The off-road sessions offered owners the chance to test Malaysia’s second best selling truck’s off-road capabilities, power, towing and water-wading ability. Read our review of the Ranger T6.