This is what P51-M gets you in the luxury overlanding scene

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by Drei Laurel | Dec 7, 2021
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Can you be set for life with a cool P51 million? Sure, we can see that happening. You can find yourself a decent condo unit and luxury car or two with that figure, and perhaps invest some and keep the rest inside a bank account as a safety net.  

Or you could scrap being financially sound in favor of living a plush life off the grid.

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If the latter route sounds more appealing to you, may we suggest throwing your fortune at something along the lines of the SOD Rise 4x4—a luxury overlander based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5032.

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This thing is essentially a hotel room on wheels, measuring 6,900mm in length, 2,480mm in width, and 3,900mm in height. It’s a 4x4, and getting this behemoth moving falls on the shoulders of a 400hp V6 engine. Its capability on paper comes second to its interior appointments, though.

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Step inside and you’re greeted by arguably the most premium overlanding interior in the business. There’s a central seating area, four beds, marble-decorated surfaces, a kitchen and bathroom, and plenty of windows and skylights. This thing even comes with a toilet seat warmer to keep your bum cool when you inevitably run out of gas money.

Other niceties include a rear vehicle carrier, exterior awning, a solar power system, LED light bars and spotlights, and a roof-mounted aluminum storage box.

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Price? A sizable €899,900 (as we said, around P51 million). There’s also a more affordable four-cylinder variant with just 231hp if you aren’t willing to go all-out. If you’re interested, this thing is available starting January 2022. Time to set aside that 13th month pay, then?

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