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Zetros’ striking, restyled radiator grille ensures effective cooling.

Zetros’ striking, restyled radiator grille ensures effective cooling.

New-gen Zetros is a powerful off-roader

December 2019

Mercedes-Benz has premiered its new-generation Zetros, which is a robust off-road specialist made for transporting goods in tough and inaccessible terrain.

The new Zetros has been completely re-worked all-round, says a spokesman for Daimler, one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand.

From a technical standpoint, the new-generation Zetros comes equipped with more powerful engines capable of delivering as much as 375 kW (510 hp) as well as a pleasing 2,400 Nm of torque. On the outside, the new model generation features a striking, restyled radiator grille which, thanks to optimised air-flow guidance, ensures even more effective cooling.

Zetros ... developed for demanding transport tasks.

Zetros ... developed for demanding transport tasks.

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 is characterised by extreme off-roading capabilities which result from its permanent all-wheel drive system. It features numerous detail improvements, including easier access to the cab and a redesigned instrument panel,” the spokesman says.

Just as before, the new Zetros remains available in Euro III and Euro V variants for markets with lower fuel quality and thus finds its principle markets in regions like the Middle East, Africa or Latin America.

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a heavy-duty truck which 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.

“The new Zetros can be used the world over in all manner of extreme climates – from hot desert regions right up to the Arctic,” the spokesman concludes.  

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