“Over the past seven years I've done nothing else but drive all over the world. I've escaped gunslingers, prisons and time bombs. And all I've got to show for it are a few empty rolls of duct tape!”

MacGyver may have retired from life as a secret agent to go it alone as a handyman, but he can't escape his past. Once again the hero of the 1980s and 1990s has once again found himself caught up in the struggle between good and evil.

Mercedes-Benz has called up Richard Dean Anderson, his trusty Swiss army knife and his duct tape, to star in an advertising campaign for the new Citan van.


On the MacGyver-Citan website you’ll find the action-packed advert for the campaign as well as the trailer and extensive behind-the-scenes material for the new three new MacGyver episodes, which will be available on the site from 18 September.

In time-honoured fashion, the maverick problem-solver uses quick thinking, dexterity and everyday items to overcome the challenges and adversaries that he faces.

The new Mercedes-Benz Citan, which will be seen in public for the first time at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in September 2012, copes with the narrowest of streets and tightest of corners. MacGyver never runs out of space for his equipment - whether it's a pocket knife or a Euro pallet. There's even room inside for a spare roll of duct tape!

Sliding side doors and asymmetrical rear doors ensure speedy access to those all-important tools in dicey situations, and the Citan also has lots of stowage compartments in the driver's cab, enabling the most important things be kept at close hand.