In this Fifth Gear segment, Tom Ford takes the Unimog, a “range of multi purpose four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz,” out for a road test. Video after the break.

Unimogs have very high ground clearance – greater than the Humvee – made possible by portal gears that allow the axles and transmission to be higher than the tires’ centers. Unimogs also feature a flexible frame that allows the tires a wide range of vertical movement to allow the truck to comfortably drive over extremely uneven terrain, even boulders of 1 metre in height