The unique 4×4 vehicle has a combat weight of 22 tons, and curb weight of 18.5 tons. The maximum payload weight of 3,500 kg. The Guarder is based on a MAN truck chassis, fitted with a spacious protected capsule that can be configured to accommodate 22 troops in addition to the two men crew, a command post, medical facility etc.
The crew compartment has armor conforming to STANAG Level III with Level I protection for the floor. The vehicles are equipped with fire protection systems, chemical attack protection equipment and observation navigation and driving systems. The vehicle on display was also equipped with mast mounted cameras, for situational awareness.
Maintaining high mobility over obstacles, Guarder can traverse 0.6 meter wide trenches, move on slopes up to 60 degrees and 25 degree side slopes, and ford water obstacles 0.6 meter deep and climb a step 0.6 meter high. Using hydraulic/electric assisted steering, the 8.75 meter long vehicle has a turn diameter is only 18 meters.