Honker vehicles serial production was delayed in 2007 because of the EURO3 pollution standard passed and the fact that the military sector had not requested a better standard. Fortunately in 2010 serial production was restarted and the Honker received the new Andoria ADCR engine in both EURO4 and EURO5 pollution standards.
The DZT Company, which restarted Honker production, implemented many improvements. The most significant is the change of engine to Andoria ADCR, which is a heavy duty engine with the minimum of computer controlling. Optionally there is the available ZMZ 2.7 engine, which offers gasoline optional solution to the customer. ZMZ engines are determined for compressed gas conversion.
There is very important news in that Honker now offers detachable front wheel drive. Honker 2000 sold until 2007 offered only permanent all wheel drive with reduced gears and central differential lock. Today, the Honker is able to drive 2WD on the road, and 4WD anywhere else where needed. This makes Honker a faster and better drivable vehicle at the road and in the cities.
Many customers will be happy with the availability of air conditioning, optionally the Webasto additional heater is available. The DZT Company also introduced a lot of new design features which were originally designed for the military – double generator, military cloth interior, two fuel tanks, special holders for guns, and many others.
In 2010, production line of Honker vehicles was purchased by DZT group, which in 2010 really restored the production. In autumn 2010, first batch of Honker 2000 for military was made with Andoria ADCR EURO4 engine. In 2011 first EURO4 and EURO5 Honkers for civilian market were introduced.