Mercedes is celebrating 60 years of Unimog truck with the unveiling of a special design concept based on the U 5000. The "Concept Design 60 Years Unimog" wants to prove that even after 60 years – and including the 26 product ranges during this period – the Unimog is still able to renew itself. And you have to admit that the concept is anything but ordinary.
The design concept is based on the Unimog U 5000 chassis with the coil springs painted red, while the hulk of a bonnet with its typical Mercedes-Benz line and the mudguards are painted in a fresh green. When selecting the colors 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 clearly visible, sweeping lines of the frame have been finished with high-grade trims cut from aluminum blocks. The four same-size wheels make a strong optical impression with their five star alu-rim design.