The Canadian AutoWorld team is starting its day in Whitehorse, Yukon this morning as part of the massive Sprinter Arctic Drive program designed to show consumers and fleet customers exactly what a Sprinter is capable of.
The team left Edmonton, Alberta early on Tuesday morning and has been driving northwest towards Anchorage, Alaska.
At more than 3,000 long, the drive is the latest in a series of Sprinter drive events showcasing the commercial vehicle's capabilities on some of North America's most treacherous roads.
Said the automaker about the trip: “The carefully planned program will allow the opportunity to drive the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on some of the most picturesque locations on this continent, and also under some of the harshest and most severe weather conditions on the planet.”
We have traversed along the Alaska Highway covering over 700 yesterday. Today, the convoy of nine Sprinters will leave Whitehorse and head for the remote outpost of Tok, Alaska.
The roads have been unbelievably slick thus far with sections crusted with a few inches of solid ice. The Canadian AutoWorld team had two first-hand experiences with the Adaptive Electronic Stability Control system yesterday while on the Alaska Highway and was thankful with how well it worked.
The wildlife - elk, caribo, bison and moose - have been plentiful and spectacular and only promises to get better as we head further north.