Mercedes-Benz Launches New Generation of Heavy-Duty Zetros Trucks
Mercedes-Benz has launched a completely reworked model of the Zetros heavy-duty truck.
The new Zetros will be available as a specialist truck with extreme off-roading capabilities, a product of its permanent all-wheel drive system with 4x4 or 6x6 configuration.
Production of the 6x4 configuration will start in September 2020 while the 4x2 configuration is expected by the first quarter of 2021.
On the outside, the new model generation is distinctive in its striking, restyled radiator grille, which, thanks to optimized airflow guidance, ensures even more effective cooling.
The new Zetros keeps its signature characteristics with a low silhouette and the cab behind the engine concept, in addition to an optional fording ability of up to 800 mm.
All vehicles are available in three different wheelbases as well as different weight variants.
The cabin interior features numerous detail improvements, such as a re-designed instrument panel and an electronic parking brake. It keeps key characteristics of the predecessor, like the fully-fledged middle seat, as optional equipment.
From a technical standpoint, the new Zetros remains available in Euro III and Euro V emission norms and comes equipped with a more powerful 12.8 litre engine, capable of delivering as much as 350 kW (476 hp) in Euro III and up to 375 kW (510 hp) in Euro V.
All vehicles are equipped with a 16-speed manual gearbox with a striking 2400 Nm of torque at the highest engine output.
Often used for delivering supplies to remote regions, as well as in energy exploration and in forestry operations, the new Zetros can be deployed anywhere in the world across all extreme climates – from hot desert regions right up to the Arctic.