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Unimog Named "Off-Road Vehicle of the Year" for the 17th time

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Victory is standard: the Unimog from Mercedes-Benz

Stuttgart/Munich – The readers of the specialist magazine "Off Road" voted the Unimog "Off-Road Vehicle of the Year" with 54.9 percent of the votes – that's even a few more than last year. Thus the "Universal-Motorgerät" won first place in the special vehicles category for the 17th time in a row. The extreme off-road Unimog is highly popular with globetrotters as a basic vehicle for travelling on and off paved roads, and in its lower-weight version with only 7.49 tonnes GVW it can also be driven with a passenger car driver's licence (Grade 3).

39,211 votes were received for the poll with readers voting for 251 vehicles in 13 categories. The Off Road Award has a long tradition: it is 39 years since the readers of the Munich-based "Off Road" magazine first voted for the most popular off-road vehicle (1982)