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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 - VINCI Autoroutes

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  910/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2014

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Detail   (max 30)24
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Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%


Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 Video.  [Youku Video]
VINCI-branded box.
Unimog cab is good.
Very good steering angle.
Detailed metal chassis.
At work.
Nooteboom trailer attached and with its brothers, orange and blue.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Mercedes-Benz 4x4 Unimog U400 series which is a flexible utility vehicle with all-wheel drive ability.

This model is in the colours of VINCI Autoroutes, the motorway operating concession company within the VINCI Group.


This version of the model comes in a VINCI-branded box and inside it is held within a plastic display case. 

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the model or the real vehicle. 


The Unimog has a detailed 4x4 chassis which is modelled in metal, and the wheel hubs are metal too.  The tyre design is the same on all wheels.

At the front the lights are painted and the Mercedes logo is modelled well.  The cab is detailed with rigid lights, mirrors and number plate assemblies.  Textured steps lead up to the cab and the VINCI graphics are detailed and sharp, although the tiniest ones were not perfect.  It has a fleet number and the vehicle type is shown as a U 430.  Inside the cab there is a Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel and the centre console is finely detailed with switches.

Behind the cab the exhaust and air intake is plastic.

Fuel and water tanks look good with highlighted filler caps.

The body is metal and the drop sides are detailed and non-functional, but the graphics are very good. 

The rear lights have good looking plastic lenses and twin boxes have very fine grille texturing.  There is also a towing hitch and a realistic French number plate.


The Unimog rolls well and the steering works well and achieves a good angle.

The model can be displayed in its display case, or removed by unscrewing two securing screws.

It can be posed towing a trailer.


This is another well made model from NZG with a high metal content.

The finish is very good and the VINCI graphics are sharp.


It is fair value for a limited edition model.


This is a nicely presented model with the display case giving an additional display option.  The functionality is limited but it would pose well with other models.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2014 and was available in this livery in October 2014 from the VINCI webshop in a limited run of 300 models.  It was also made in other colours.

Presentation display case.
Profile view.
Very good detail at the back.
Nice colour and graphics.
Convincing model.