JOHANNESBURG – MITSUBISHI Motors South Africa has announced Victor Matfield as brand ambassador.
The announcement comes after Mitsubishi introduced the limited special edition models of the Pajero Legend II.
The Pajero Legend II builds on the success and global celebration of Pajero’s impressive motorsport history of 12 world-record Dakar Rally victories, seven won in consecutive years.
Braam Faul, National Marketing Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, said: “We chose to partner with Victor because we found an integrity that we could relate to. We share values of rectitude and toughness and are always striving to improve our performance.”
Matfield began his Springbok career at the age of 24 and was widely regarded the best lock in world rugby during his decade of playing for the Springboks.
He has played more Green and Gold rugby than any player. Matfield has captained the Vodacom Bulls to three Vodacom Superugby titles in 2007, 2009 and 2010, the Tri-Nations in 2004 and 2009 and the Rugby World Cup in 2007. In 2008 he was inducted into the University of Pretoria Hall of Fame.
Initially retiring after the 2011 World Cup, Matfield made a comeback at the start of the 2014 season, signing a contract with the Bulls. After the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Matfield joined and ended his rugby career at the English club Northampton Saints.
Matfield is known for his size and athleticism, which cannot be overlooked Matfield said: “I am proud to represent Mitsubishi and look forward to a successful working relationship. The off-road credentials of the Pajero Legend II are class-leading and perfect for my family and I to enjoy while being completely synonymous with Mitsubishi.”
His impressive career earned him numerous accolades, including that of the most capped Springbok in history, having played a record 127 Tests.