After an incredible 10 days odyssey that pushed both man and machine to the limits, the Nissan Navara managed to clinch the Product Pickup Category title challenge at Rainforest Challenge Malaysia (RFC) 2016 held in Pahang.
It was kept as standard as possible with only required outfit equipment for contest, such as bull bars, halogen spot lights, winch, protection bars, recovery kit, extreme tires, suspension and snorkel.
ETCM had sent three units of the new Navara, geared up with some basic off-road 4×4 accessories to take on the challenges of RFC 2016 which ended on December 6 in Cameron Highlands.
“On behalf of ETCM, I would like to congratulate Fabiana and Julieth on their superb performance in completing the RFC 2016 Grand Final.
“The event is known to be one of the world’s toughest motor races; and we are proud that the Nissan Navara has successfully completed the RFC 2016, proven to be the tougher and smarter truck”, said ETCM executive director Tan Keng Meng.
Two units were used as official cars in supporting the overall RFC operational and transportation management while the third unit of Nissan Navara was used in the race by two Brazilian “Ladies of Steel” – Fabiana Martins (the driver) and Julieth Zanelato (navigator/co-driver).
This year’s race flagged off from Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, where RFC was first launched 19 years ago.
The full action took place on November 27 in Kuantan at the Bukit Galing Camp of Brigade Tenggara HQ (The General Operations Force of the Royal Malaysian Police).
Participants from 30 countries then battled it out through Malaysia’s harshest terrains passing through Gambang, Raub, Kuala Lipis and finally ending its course at Tanah Rata in Cameron Highlands.
Customers who would like to experience the Nissan Navara may do so at the Nissan CNY Carnival, which also offers a line-up of Nissan models for test drive and special Lion Dance performances. Date and locations of carnival are as follows:
Members of the public are also invited to visit Nissan CNY Roadshows as below dates and locations.