The Mercedes-Benz Atego is a range of light/lightweight general-purpose rigid truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1997.
Designated 970, it is available in weights of 7.5 to 16 metric tonnes (t) and is powered by a straight 4- or 6-cylinder engine. Originally all straight-engined rigids by Mercedes were marketed as Atego, but from the 2005 facelift Atego models over 18 t were renamed Mercedes-Benz Axor.
The chassis is also used by Unvi to produce 27-41 seat coaches, designated Cimo and Touring, which are custom built in Spain. Cab area and dashboard on the coach conversions are identical to those used in the Atego goods vehicles.