The Subaru XV 1.6i is taking part in the Mongolia Charity Rally, an on- and off-road travel of epic proportions. Corinne Copreni and Jess Watt of the Offtrax team are participating in the 21,700-mile (35,000 km) road trip from London, United Kingdom to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and back to the starting point.
This epic road trip commenced July 19, 2014, and is expected to last up to three months. Offtrax is supporting Go Help, a charitable organization that provides emergency services vehicles and school and medical support to the poorest villages and communities in Mongolia, and Make a Wish Canada, an organization that seeks to grant wishes of seriously ill children.
The team is hoping to raise over CA$5,000 (£2,700) from the road trip. Copreni remarked that while some people may think that it is crazy to drive nearly 22,000 miles to Mongolia and back just for charity, it is not if makes people dream.
He said that they decided that the Subaru would be their ideal partner for the trip, following a test drive at a local Subaru dealership in Toronto, Canada. During the rally, the Offtrax Subaru XV will pass through 32 countries, cross five deserts and get in seven different time zones.
The Subaru XV being used in the trip is basically a standard, save for some modifications needed – just a bonnet protector and a sump guard -- to make it fit and safe to travel on different terrains and conditions the rally could offer.
The compact crossover is still fitted with the on the same original equipment all-weather tires found on other XVs.