Isuzu will once again play a major role in this year’s Borneo Safari as the event’s returning Diamond Sponsor.
That being said, two units of the 1.9-litre Isuzu D-Max Single Cabs will be pressed into service for this year’s Borneo Safari, partnering the three units of the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrains as the official media vehicles.
According to Chief Executive Officer of Isuzu Malaysia Shunsuke Okazoe, the Single Cab was chosen to play a supporting role in the event based on the model’s immense capability as a work horse.
“To conquer events such as the Borneo Safari where unforgiving jungle tracks not only require a vehicle to feature a well-designed 4×4 system, they also need to be engineered to the highest level of dependability in order to successfully emerge from the eight-day event unscathed.
“With the Isuzu D-Max’s strong heritage in the truck business, it is undoubtedly one of the most dependable media vehicles the event has seen, having successfully carried the media and their equipment through all sorts of conditions every year for over a decade,” said Okazoe.
As the returning Diamond Sponsor of the event, Mr Okazoe presented the sponsorship documents and keys to the official media vehicles for the event to the President of the Sabah Four-Wheel Drive Association Faez Nordin.
This year’s Borneo Safari marks the 31st year of the event that is acknowledged to be one of the most difficult off-road challenges in the world. The event begins in front of the Sabah Tourism Board office on Sunday, 29th October 2023 and will run through the mountainous Sook and Ranau regions before returning to Kota Kinabalu a week later.
Isuzu Malaysia will once again be in partnership with Tourism Malaysia, the Sabah Tourism Board and Red Springs Sdn Bhd to produce a web video series promoting the event in particular and Sabah in general as an adventure destination.
Through this video series, viewers will witness the various challenges of the Borneo Safari and have an opportunity to win exclusive event merchandise by participating in the watch-and-win contest to be held after the event.