Local pricing and specifications for the rough-and-tumble Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab Chassis ute have been detailed this week.
Starting at $119,900 plus on-road costs, the G-Professional definitely isn't cheap, though it boasts a 2085kg payload without a tray, 245mm of ground clearance, three differential locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, along with a 650mm wading depth and adjustable engine speed control.
In terms of equipment, the G-Professional comes standard with a snorkel, bull bar, black-painted headlight and indicator protection, radiator and sump protection, along with 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tyres.
On the inside, the G-Professional includes hard-wearing vinyl seat covers, two water drain plugs, rubber floor mats, storage compartments under both seats, air-conditioning, arm rests and a lockable glovebox.
Also included are a 96L fuel tank, two 12-volt batteries, a tyre pressure-monitoring system, a loose spare wheel and two wheel chocks.
Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine, producing 135kW of power at 3800rpm and 400Nm of torque from 1600 to 2000rpm.
Drive is sent to all-four wheels (50:50 split) via a five-speed automatic transmission.
The G-Professional quotes an approach angle of 38 degrees, a departure angle of 35 degrees, and a break-over point of 22 degrees.
Its braked towing capacity is rated at 2120kg while unbraked it can haul 750kg. Meanwhile, the G-Professional claims a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of 4490kg.
Safety-wise, the rugged Mercedes-Benz ute comes equipped with electronic stability program with selectable on/off function, ABS, brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. Only two airbags are fitted (dual front).
Six paint finishes are on offer, Polar White, Black, Desert Sand, Deep Orange, Flame Red and Fir Green.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Professional is available to order now.
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