At today’s announcement of its 2017 performance results, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) revealed that it had appointed Datuk Nicol David as a brand ambassador. The eight-time World Open champion will be one of the ambassadors of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, a Mercedes-Benz CSR initiative, and will harness her passion for squash, sport and healthy living as a means to reach out to disadvantaged communities and affect positive change.

She joins the MBM family as a passionate enthusiast of Mercedes-Benz cars and the brand’s lifestyle. “I am excited to be collaborating with Mercedes-Benz as a brand ambassador. The values of the brand mirror my own, I accept nothing but the best of myself and always strive for excellence without compromise,” she said.

“Besides this, Mercedes-Benz is rich in history and makes amazing automobiles, in particular the Compact Cars, of which I am an unapologetically huge fan. The GLA has to be my favourite, being the perfect combination of practical, dynamic and great to look at. It’s perfect for my active lifestyle and can take all my squash gear with ease, not to mention convenient for zipping through the city,” David added.

Mark Raine, MBM’s vice president, sales & marketing passenger cars, said the company was thrilled to have David on board as its newest brand ambassador. “Nicol David is more than just an exceptional athelete, she is an exemplary role model to all Malaysians and a fitting embodiment of values we hold dear at Mercedes-Benz – passion, discipline, integrity, and an uncompromising determination to be absolutely the best at her game,” he said.