Unimog is off-roader of the year 2020

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 13, 2020

The Unimog is always there, where other vehicles have to admit defeat. Time and again that is the view of the readers of Off Road magazine, who voted it off-roader of the year in the ‘Special Vehicles‘ category for the sixteenth time in a row.

The Unimog was well ahead in first place with 54.7 percent of readers‘ votes. The extreme off-road Unimog is highly popular with globetrotters as a basic vehicle for travelling on and off metalled roads, and in its lower-weight version with only 7.49 tonnes GVW, it can also be driven with a car driver‘s licence.

“We are delighted with this award even if we could not accept it personally due to the present situation. This is again a show of confidence in our Unimog from the Off Road readership and we thank them immensely for this. Even after almost 75 years the Unimog is the ultimate off-road vehicle and presently holds the world record for a wheeled vehicle driving at altitude. Many of its ingenious features such as the three-point mounting system for the living area body make it an ideal vehicle for expeditions beyond tarmacked roads, in difficult terrain or for journeys to altitudes just below 7000m on the world’s highest active volcano, as it recently proved,” said Dr Ralf Forcher, head of Unimog sales and marketing.