A modern Unimog U400 (Type 405/UGN) in Germany
is a range of multi-purpose all-wheel drive
produced by Daimler
) and sold under the brand name Mercedes-Benz
. In the United States and Canada, the Unimog was sold as the Freightliner Unimog
. The name Unimog
is pronounced [ˈuːnɪmɔk]
in German and is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät"
being the German word for device
(also in the sense of machine
). Daimler-Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951 and they are currently built in the Mercedes truck plant in Wörth am Rhein
in Germany. Another Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş.
plant assembles Unimogs in Aksaray
. Unimogs were also built in Argentina (first ever country to do so outside Germany) by Mercedes-Benz Argentina S.A. under license from 1968 until 1983 (with some extra units built until 1991 off the assembly line from parts in stock) in the González Catán
factory near the city of Buenos Aires.
New Unimogs can be purchased in one of two series: medium series 405, also known as the UGN ("Geräteträger" or equipment carrier), and heavy series 437, also known as the UHN ("Hochgeländegängig" or highly mobile cross country). Read more...