General Automotive Company (GAC), the official distributors for Mitsubishi in Oman, has successfully completed the first of six trips of its annual desert excursion, the ‘Team Pajero Desert Adventure’. Taking place on November 27 and 28, the two day trip saw just under 260 people in 56 Mitsubishi Pajeros drive into desert for a weekend of fun and adventure. 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.
Dirven by popular demand, the Team Pajero Desert Adventure will be split into six separate groups this year, the first of which was recently completed. The next trip is scheduled to take place on December 25 and two trips each in January and February. All Mitsubishi Pajero owners in the Sultanate are invited to register for the upcoming trips at the Mitsubishi Showroom in Athaiba.
As an additional bonus, GAC is holding a special contest for the duration of the Team Pajero Desert Adventure. Participants are 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 will each receive a brand new iPad once the final trip concludes in February.
Commenting on the Desert Adventure, Manoj Ranade, the GM of General Automotive Company said: “Our annual ‘Team Pajero Desert Adventure’ events have welcomed a growing number of Pajero owners with each passing year. Last year, by popular demand, we doubled the number of trips from three to six and witnessed the participation of over 1,500 people. This year, we are offering six trips right from the get-go in order to offer our customers a higher chance of securing a space on one of the trips.”
The event, which began at the Mitsubishi Showroom on the morning of November 27, saw just under 260 Mitsubishi customers and 25 GAC staff members set off towards the desert in 47 Customer Pajeros and 9 Marshall Vehicles. All participants followed 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.
Reiterating the success of the ‘Pajero Adventure’, Nelson Dsilva, a Mitsubishi customer who attended the event said, “The trip was great and gave us the kind of experience that left me and my family, wanting for more. The event was managed in a great way and the Crew was the best, especially in the way they handled things and guided us out of any trouble we had. The food and the stay was magnificent and way beyond our expectation, especially considering we were given such good service free of charge. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at GAC for making us feel so comfortable right from the moment we registered for the event. I will definitely be back if I get the chance and will bring some more friends along to show them just what ‘Team Pajero’ actually represents – power, team work and family.”
“Although with the first trip successfully behind us, we still have five more trips planned over the next three months. However, the Team Pajero Adventure has welcomed a growing number of Pajero owners with every passing year and with limited space available per trip, most are already booked. We suggest any Pajero owner still wishing to take part in any of the upcoming trips to register with us at the earliest,” added Manoj.
In its latest iteration, the 2015 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 [email protected].