The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has been around for more than 70 years, making it one of the most legendary automobiles in history. Originally introduced as an agricultural-use vehicle in post-World War II Germany, the Unimog has transformed into an all-rounder over the last seven decades. It seems like the Unimog can be easily morphed into anything you want it to be. Everything from tactical vehicles for special forces to quick response automobiles to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog has found use just about everywhere. The newest Unimog conversion that has caught our eye is an all-terrain camper that can take on the most challenging terrains without breaking a sweat. It has been created by a Germany-based company named Stone Offroad Design (SOD) that has expertise in converting Volkswagen Grand California into capable off-road machines.
The SOD Rise 4×4 is based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5032 and has been created for those who seek adrenaline-pumping adventures by exploring off-the-grid, rugged locations. However, the all-terrain camper achieves an unmatched level of toughness without compromising on luxury amenities. The cabin of the SOD Rise 4×4 is like a well-appointed luxury apartment with enough space for up to 4 people.
The off-road hardware of the Unimog U5032 is extremely capable, especially its 4×4 system with locking front and rear differentials. Additionally, add-ons like clearance-lifting portal axles, tire pressure management, an eight-speed transmission with an off-road gear set, and a raised air intake system make it perfect for the most challenging terrains. The body is made from high-end motorsport- and aerospace-grade materials which is protected by robust grilles and metal cage. One of the highlights of the exterior design is the spare tire carrier that can also carry a motorcycle or small ATV. It also has an aluminum cargo box for extra storage space.
The cabin with its delicate and luxurious interiors is in absolute contrast to the rugged exterior design. The motorhome features a pop-up roof extension that offers added headroom. The alcove bedroom features a fixed double bed, while the second bed neatly folds into the U-shaped sofa in the lounge area. The motorhome is equipped with other necessities like a four-burner induction cooktop and a full-height double-door fridge. The SOD Rise 4×4 offers the latest tech features, including a global-ready Internet package, multimedia system with app control, and full sound system. It also has solar panels for off-grid camping. The off-road motorhome is available with both 230-hp four-cylinder and 394-hp six-cylinder diesel engine options. In case you want the SOD Rise 4×4, it has a starting price of around $1 million.