Mercedes-Benz Unveils Unimog Cabrio Design Concept

Celebrating the Unimog’s 60th anniversary this year, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks decided it would be fitted to build a special design concept to mark the occasion. Based on the U 5000, the concept combines the past and future of the Unimog in an extremely avantgardist way, as you can see for yourselves in the adjacent images.

This Unimog of the future is designed to prove that even after 60 years, the model is still able to renew itself.

The concept’s coil springs are painted red, while the mudguards shine out in a fresh green. When selecting the colours used, the designers in Bertrand Janssen’s team were inspired by an unusual amphibian, the poison dart frog: just like the Unimog it is also extremely mobile both in water and on land.

The headlights are like stage lights, which focus the beam of light. The lines of the frame have been finished with high-grade trims cut from aluminium blocks, while the four same-size wheels boast a five star alu-rim design.

“The design concept "60 Years Unimog" is not however a prototype for a new product range. But it becomes quite clear that the Mercedes-Benz Unimog will still continue to have an innovative character in future and will still possess a high degree of versatility in design and type of construction. It is after all a unique vehicle concept,” a company statement clarifies.

“And in one very important point the design concept for the jubilee year 2011 and the very first Mercedes-Benz Unimog of the product range 2010 which rolled off the band on 3 Juni 1951 at the Gaggenau plant have something very obvious in common: Both vehicles are open – really genuine cabrios.”
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