Mercedes Benz has two vehicles that have risen to top form in extreme terrain and have a dedicated fan base worldwide. The G Class adds to the passenger cars segment, and the Unimog falls under the commercial vehicles. Celebrations are in order as the Mercedes G Class completes 40 years in 2019, whereas the Unimog looks back on a tradition that spans for more than 70 years.
Both the Mercedes G-Class and the Mercedes Unimog are amongst those vehicles that whet the appetite for adventure and excite the childlike urge to play in every adult. Each vehicle has a character of their own and have been taking their own path for many decades.
The Mercedes G-Class and the Unimog have repeatedly proven their reliability and ability to take on any terrain at the Dakar Rally and other events. Both models share maximum robustness and durability, with which they fulfill any customer’s requirements.
“The G-Class has always stayed true to itself over the decades: from the edgy profile to the hallmark noise when the door is clanged shut”, says Peter Schoren, Head of G-Class Product Management and Sales. “At the same time, it has constantly evolved technologically. The current model is the best G-Class of all time in all aspects – regardless of whether we are talking about the comfort, the off-road capabilities or the agility on the road”.
The Unimog from Mercedes Benz is an off-road institution
Where the G-Class strikes as a lifestyle vehicle, the Unimog is a real workhorse. The Mercedes Unimog works conquers the grounds of Mount Etna in Sicily as a tourist shuttle and serves as a sea rescue vehicle for the German Maritime Search and Rescue service. The Unimog has been voted as off roader of the year in the “Special-Purpose Vehicles” for 15th time in a row.