Mitsubishi Oman Concludes 2015-2016 Edition of Team Pajero Adventure
General Automotive Company (GAC), the official distributors for Mitsubishi Vehicles in Oman, have announced the conclusion of the 2016 edition of its ‘Team Pajero Desert Adventure’, with the last trip having been completed on February 20.
Beginning in November 2015, the Team Pajero Adventure comprised of several two-day trips and saw over 1600 participating in over 270 Mitsubishi Pajeros, cumulative over all the trips so far, driving into the popular yet challenging Wahiba Sands. Organised by GAC specifically for Pajero owners and enthusiasts, each of these trips gives Pajero owners a taste of a true desert adventure in the vehicle best suited to handle the challenge – the Mitsubishi Pajero.
Commenting on the success of this event, Manoj Ranade, GM of General Automotive Company said, “The Pajero has been a constant favourite in the region and with good reason. Its capabilities and reliability are amongst the best in its class and our annual Team Pajero Adventure trips allow our customers to experience this first hand. Furthermore, our annual ‘Team Pajero Desert Adventure’ events have witnessed growing demand with each passing year. As a result we doubled the number of trips from three to six last season, and offered six trips right from the beginning this season.”
As with all the previous trips, over 220 people and 15 GAC staff in 45 Customer Pajeros and 10 Marshall Vehicles respectively participated in the final trip; following a predefined course as they headed to Wahiba Sands. Once at the Al Raha Camp, the convoy of Pajero vehicles were escorted by Marshalls and provided with specialised desert driving training. The drivers were then taken on a dune bashing session, after which the group is taken atop a dune overlooking the camp to witness the stunning sunset. Once back at the camp a large number of activities and entertainment was prepared for the families to enjoy. The following morning, Camel riding sessions and dune bikes were provided for the customers to use at their discretion. The convoy left the camp and returned to the Azaiba showroom shortly after.
He also added, “On behalf of GAC I would like to thank all the staff responsible for their hard work and commitment in making this event a success. I would also like to thank each and every one of our customers for their participation in the event, loyalty to the brand and their valuable feedback. Given the overwhelmingly positive response we have received from our guests so far and its growing popularity, our customers can look forward to yet another Team Pajero Adventure when the 2016 – 2017 season is launched in the final quarter of this year.”
As an additional bonus, GAC held a special contest for the duration of the Team Pajero Desert Adventure. Participants were encouraged to share photographs or videos taken during the event along with #MitsubishiOman on the Mitsubishi Oman Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mitsubishi-oman). The two best photographers or videographers, the names of which will be announced in a few days time, will each receive a brand new iPad shortly after the final trip concludes this weekend.
In its latest iteration, the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero offers a modern look with a revised front grille and an aggressively shaped bumper with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The legendary vehicle is packed with features that make it a pleasure to drive both on the road and off. From the power of its 3.5 or 3.8 litre MIVEC engine through to a comprehensive suite of safety features, the Pajero was designed from the ground-up to cope with any kind of driving condition. Whether highway cruising, urban driving or more challenging off-road adventures in the wadis and dunes of the Sultanate, the Pajero has proved its mettle time and again.
The roomy interior of the Pajero accommodates seven people and is equipped with a manual Dual AC, CD player with 4 speakers, Overhead Console with Sunglass storage, Map Lamp and Trip Computer with an Information Centre. Also available, is Mitsubishi’s Multi Communication System (MMCS) with Voice Command via steering wheel controls, an 850-watt Rockford Acoustic Design 12-Speaker Premium Audio System and electro-chromatic rear-view mirror. As a result of its multifaceted characteristics the Pajero is extremely popular with families, businesses and individuals across the Sultanate.
To find out more about the Team Pajero Desert Adventure or to register, please call 24 500 500 or visit Mitsubishi’s Athaibah showroom. Spaces are limited and all registrations are strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis. Customers can also register via the brand’s ‘Mitsubishi Oman’ Facebook page or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.