World premiere of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Zetros off-road truck

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 24, 2019

The robust off-road specialist is made for transporting goods in tough and inaccessible terrain. The highly capable 40-tonne off-roader has been designed specifically for operations in markets with a high proportion of off-road use.

The new Zetros has been completely reworked all-round. From a technical standpoint, the new-generation Zetros comes equipped with more powerful engines capable of delivering as much as 375kW (510hp) as well as a pleasing 2400Nm of torque.

On the outside, the new model generation is discernible from the striking, restyled radiator grille, which, thanks to optimised airflow guidance, ensures even more effective cooling. The new Zetros is characterised by extreme off-roading capabilities that result from its permanent all-wheel drive system. It features numerous detail improvements, including such things as easier access to the cab and a redesigned instrument panel.

As before, the new Zetros remains available in Euro 3 and Euro 5 variants for markets with poor fuel quality, and its principal markets are in regions like the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a heavy-duty truck that has been developed for demanding transport tasks involving high payloads. This is why it is often used for delivering supplies to remote regions, as well as in energy exploration and in forestry operations, in all manner of extreme climates – from hot desert regions right up to the Arctic.