The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, once again proved its mettle in the Heart-in-Mouth boot camp held in the Wonder Valley resort here today.
Around two dozen proud owners of rugged-yet-refined Pajero Sports participated in the exciting event. The day-long development organized by Hindustan Motors-Mitsubishi was inaugurated by Mr. P.Vijayan, Chief Operating Officer and Strategic Business Unit Head of HM’s Chennai car plant, at 9 a.m.
A large number of spectators and automobile connoisseurs from in and around the city thronged the venue to witness the event which pumped up their adrenaline levels. Participants from Bengaluru, Mangalore and Kochi reached the venue, all prepared to exhibit their off-road driving expertise on the 4-km track created along a naturally hilly locale strewn with daring up-hill and downhill gradients, rocky and muddy patches, criss-crosses, pits, etc.
Pajero Sport, which was launched in India in March 2012, took part in such an even for the first time. Till 2011, Heart-in-Mouth Pajero rallies used to be organized in and around difficult terrains in different cities; Pajero Sport’s ancestor Pajero SFX and other Mitsubishi vehicles used to take part. Ushering a change in the format, a boot camp was arranged this year across an artificially created obstacle course. The participants were also offered the opportunity of getting a 50-point free check-up and other post-event facilities.
Pajero holds the record of 13 consecutive victories in Dakar Rally – one of the most difficult inter-continental automobile racing contests. No terrain is forbidden territory for the robust SUVs of the Pajero family.