Jul 16, 2015

One of Gloucester Rugby’s brightest stars has taken delivery of a new Mitsubishi at the club’s Kingsholm Stadium.

England Rugby and Gloucester wing Jonny May will be getting behind the wheel of a legendary Mitsubishi L200 Challenger pick-up. The rugged and reliable vehicle was handed over recently and follows the announcement that Mitsubishi Motors UK is now the main partner of the Cherry and Whites.

The three-year partnership agreement will see the famous three diamonds Mitsubishi logo appear on the club’s playing and training shirts, replica wear, as well as significant branding around the stadium and on the pitch.

Jonny, who came through the Gloucester Rugby Academy and has 13 caps for England, said: ‘The L200 Challenger looks great and I’m really pleased with it. I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel. There’s loads of space in the back for all my rugby kit so that’s great. The new partnership with Mitsubishi is good news for the club and the relationship will only get better as we build on it going forward.’

The L200 delivers an incomparable pick-up package, offering strength, reliability and versatility. The award-winning pick-up is the perfect companion and is as happy climbing a mountain as it is cruising along a motorway.

Mitsubishi Motors UK has been a sponsor of Gloucester Rugby for eight years but the new partnership represents a considerable increase in commitment to the club, at a time when the Mitsubishi brand presence is growing rapidly in the UK.

A number of the club’s other players, including England number eight Ben Morgan, Scotland scrum half Greig Laidlaw, and the Wales pair of hooker Richard Hibbard and fly-half James Hook, are also driving Mitsubishis as part of the deal.

The company is seeing a strong and sustained period of growth. Its passenger car sales for the calendar year to June 2015 are 117 per cent up compared with the same period last year, against a market that is up seven per cent, according to latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).



Photo caption: Jonny May with his new Mitsubishi L200 Challenger

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