1 October 1999



You could win a Mitsubishi Challenger 2.5TD worth more than

£20,000 in our free-to-enter competition. Just read the text over

the next four weeks, answer the one simple question each week

and send in the coupon in the Oct 22 issue

YEARS ago, getting your off-roader into four-wheel drive was a matter of wrenching hard-to-shift levers and jumping out of the vehicle to lock and unlock the front hubs. Now manufacturers have made it an altogether less stressful experience and Mitsubishis new Challenger, launched in February this year, is no exception.

The Challengers drive is transmitted through a five-speed manual transmission and then on to the companys Easy Select 4WD system, which gives all-wheel-drive capability at the push of a lever. With this system, the driver can switch between 2WD and 4WD at speeds up to 62mph, thanks to the synchronised freewheeling front differential and 2WD/4WD selector.

If the going gets really tough, theres the further option of 4WD low. This is engaged while the vehicle is stationary and gives a further set of low-ratio gears for maximum traction and sheer bog-crossing off-road ability. A hybrid gear-type limited slip differential combines the speed-sensing properties of a viscous coupling unit with the torque-sensing abilities of helical gears.

The vehicles high ground clearance means it can cope with an approach angle of 37í and a departure angle of 26í. The turning circle is just 11.8m (38ft 9in) and the wading depth 500mm (20in). The latter is helped by a high-mounted air intake just behind the top of the radiator grille and a differential breather pipe positioned above the maximum wading depth. The headlamps are sealed too.

Galvanised steel

And you dont have to worry about the Challengers durability, either. As with all of its off-road vehicles, Mitsubishi fits galvanised steel exterior panels and much of the body is made of high-tensile steel, so its both strong and lightweight. High contact areas are treated with rocker primer or wax injection for additional rust protection.

So how can you win this vehicle? Simply answer Question 2 printed on this page as well as Questions 1, 3, 4 and 5 published on the competition pages in the FW issues of Sept 24, Oct 8, 15 and 22 respectively. Then fill in the coupon that will appear in the issue of Oct 22 and send it in to us. Its that simple.


1. How is the Mitsubishi Challenger GLX 2.5TD to be won? Read the text and then study the question that will be published in each of the FW issues of Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 and 22. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the

tiebreaker in the coupon that will appear in the Oct 22 issue.

2. No purchase necessary. The coupon is also available by sending an SAE to FW/Mitsubishi Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

3. The decision of the judges and of the

editor of farmers weekly will in all matters be final and legally binding.

4. The completed entry forms are the

property of farmers weekly and Mitsubishi Motors.

5. The competition is open to all readers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, except employees (and their families) of Reed Business Information, farmers weeklys printers, Mitsubishi Motors and its dealers.

6. The closing date for receiving completed coupons is Fri Nov 5. They should be addressed to farmers weekly/Mitsubishi Challenger competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.


What is the turning circle of the Mitsubishi Challenger?

Please keep a note of the answer and use it to fill in

the coupon that will appear

on the competition page in

the Oct 22 issue of FW.

Far left: Easy Select 4wd means 4wd can be engaged on-the-go.

(Pic shows left hand drive

lever placement).

Left: Off-road capabilities.

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