23 February 2012


Members of the Malaysian media, both from Peninsular as well as Sabah and Sarawak experienced the unique beauty and landscape of Borneo when they participated in the Isuzu Dura-Mission 2012 held recently.

The adventure drive that began in Sandakan and ended in Tawau covered some of the best nature spots in the country and offered the participants up-close experiences with the unique and diverse sights Eastern Sabah had to offer.

According to COO of Isuzu Malaysia Daisuke Ishida, the Isuzu Dura-Mission 2012 is an extension of the event organized in 2009 and was aimed at promoting the uniqueness of destinations in Malaysia and how accessible it can be in the right vehicle.

“We believe that one of the best ways to experience a country is by driving. With a vehicle like the Isuzu D-Max, so many opportunities are open to those who want to enjoy the beauty of the country without limitations of road conditions, space, comfort and of course, fuel cost,” said Ishida.

The Dura-Mission drive clocked 618km in four days and included stops in Sukau, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Semporna. Members of the media on the drive came away impressed by the Isuzu D-Max and commended the vehicle for its comfortable ride, good handling, strong power delivery and fuel economy.

Throughout the journey that included swift overtaking of trucks and cars and some off-road driving, the fleet of nine standard D-Max hardly used up its tank of diesel and had ample fuel remaining in the tank at the end of the drive.

Besides the drive, other highlights of the Dura-Mission included the opportunity to get close views of animals including the Proboscis Monkeys, Orang Utan, Python, Eagles, Hornbills and also experience the hike to a mud volcano.