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The Isuzu D-Max is no stranger to the Borneo Safari and this year’s silver jubilee edition of the off-road event will receive full backing from Isuzu Malaysia following the company’s confirmation as Diamond Sponsor. Isuzu has been supporting Asia’s toughest off-road event for nine consecutive years.

“Our close relationship with the Borneo Safari goes back nearly a decade when Isuzu Malaysia first made its mark in the country. We are glad to see that through the years, both the Borneo Safari event and Isuzu’s reputation as one of the toughest 4×4 vehicles in the market has grown significantly,” said Isuzu Malaysia’s executive director Hajime Machimura.

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This year’s Borneo Safari will be held between October 25 and November 1, and is expected to attract a record number of participants with an anticipated convoy of over 200 4x4s. This year’s route was designed to be more compact in mileage but no less challenging, concentrating primarily in the highland area of Keningau and Tenom where the terrain is expected to be tough and unforgiving.

Isuzu Malaysia will be providing the organisers with three units of the D-Max to ferry the media. The stock standard pick-up trucks will receive very minor (but essential) mods such as the fitment of larger mud-terrain tyres, engine and body protection and electric winches.

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