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Date: 28 Nov 2019 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Mitsubishi South Africa
Source: Mitsubishi South Africa
Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, the vehicle sponsor for Stillwater Sports, will be standing by again this weekend when the Savanna Origin of Trails individual 2-day MTB Experience will be held at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019.

Sponsoring a range of vehicles for Stillwater Sports, Mitsubishi Motors has made the Mitsubishi Triton available as one of the vehicles used in this weekend’s challenging event.

“The Mitsubishi Triton with its proven engine and a new transmission with vast off-road ability is the ideal vehicle to support competitors, emergency workers and organisers in this challenging event with mountains surrounding Stellenbosch,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.

The Mitsubishi Triton was used to plan 35km of plantation roads and 35km of single tracks built and maintained in the MTO (Mountain to Ocean) group’s Jonkershoek working plantation.

Powered by a refined and super-responsive 2.4L DOHC MIVEC 16-valve common-rail inter-cooled diesel engine, coupled to Mitsubishi Motors’ new SUPER SELECT II 4WD with the option of full-time 4WD, High and Low Range with centre diff lock and selectable 2WD, the Mitsubishi Triton offers outstanding control in any weather or on difficult surfaces such as the Jonkershoek plantation” says Campbell.

“The engine is one of the quietest and most efficient diesel engines on the market and will not disturb the natural setting in the reserve.”

The two-day Savanna Origin of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendour of the City of Oaks while encapsulating the magnificence of Stellenbosch. Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a year opportunity” to experience a vast network of world-class trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.

“Our sponsors and partners are just as passionate about the events as we are,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Earlier this year we welcomed Mitsubishi Motors South Africa as the official vehicle partner of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Trail Run. We have really put the vehicles to the test (especially on route) and they’ve passed with flying colours.”

Whether mountain biking or trail running, entrants can look forward to experiencing the most iconic trails that Stellenbosch has on offer. The festival village will be a hub of excitement with mouth-watering food, special sponsor activations and good music.

“We cannot wait to welcome all to the MTB party of the year and are proud to state that we can rely on our Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in the event of an emergency,” concludes Meyer.

Two local bands, Newton & Co and Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions, will perform live at SA’s MTB “party of the year”, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and Origin of Trails Trail Run at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019 respectively.
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