Agrale Marruá

Agrale Marruá

A Marruá of the Ecuadorian Army
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Place of origin Brazil
Service history
In service 2005 – present
Production history
Manufacturer Agrale
Produced 2004 – present
Weight 2,460 kilograms (5,420 lb)
Length 3.8 metres (12 ft)
Width 1.92 metres (6.3 ft)
Height 1.95 metres (6.4 ft)
Crew 4-6

see text
Engine MWM turbocharged four-cylinder diesel[1]
132 horsepower (98 kW)
Suspension Independent 4x4
1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Speed 128 kilometres per hour (80 mph)

The Marruá ("Wild Bull") is a family of four-by-four wheeled transport and utility vehicles, built by Agrale in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Developed in the early 2000s to serve as a replacement for ageing jeeps and other vehicles in Brazilian service (Bandeirante and JPX), it has also been adopted by several other Latin American armies, and is used on peacekeeping missions with the United Nations in Haiti.


Following the bankruptcy of Engesa (Specialized Engineers SA) in early 1990, former employees of the company acquired the rights to the Engesa EE-4/EE-12 utility vehicle, and, working with the Agrale company, developed an improved version of the vehicle between 2003 and 2005 to meet a specification for a 1/2 ton, 4x4 Viatura de Transporte Não Especializada (Non-Specialised Transport, VTNE) for the Armed Forces of Brazil, to replace the Jeeps previously in service.[1] Three prototypes were constructed for testing by the Brazilian Army, with Agrale investing $11 million into the project, and the Marruá was accepted for Brazilian service on 27 July 2005.[2]

Designed to be versatile, robust, and easy to maintain,[1] the Marruá underwent over 60,000 miles (97,000 km) of testing during its development, and is capable of carrying four fully equipped soldiers, anti-tank missile launchers, recoilless rifles, machine guns, or communications equipment.[3]


Agrale Marruá VTNE 3/4 ton in Porto Alegre.

Current models of the Marruá are: [4]

Military versions

Military 4x4's featuring MWM motors meeting Euro III standards. [5]

Civil versions

Former Versions

Operational history

The Marruá has entered service with both the Brazilian Army and the Brazilian Marine Corps,[1] in addition to being acquired by the armies of Ecuador[8] and Argentina, the latter using eighteen vehicles as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti starting in 2009.[9]


Map of Agrale Marrua operators in blue
Agrale Marrua of the Namibian Special Forces

Current operators

Argentine Army
Argentine Air Force
Argentine Marines [10]
Brazilian Army
Brazilian Navy
Brazilian Air Force
Brazilian Marine Corps
Military Police
Ecuadorian Army
Ghana Armed Forces[11]
Namibia Defence Force
Paraguayan Army
Army of Suriname[12]


from [13]






See also


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