The Bushmaster is a four–wheel drive (constant) on-road and off-road vehicle that is designed to transport 10 troops including a driver, together with their weapons and equipment. The Bushmaster can itself be transported by road, rail or air.
The hull is a fully welded monocoque structure manufactured from steel armoured plate.
Two square hatches and a gun ring with hatch are fitted in the roof, and a single access door is located at the rear of the vehicle. Two mounting points for quick-connect swing arm gun mounts are fitted to the roof and are accessed through the rear hatches.
The power train consists of a Caterpillar diesel engine coupled to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle is fitted with a Central Tyre Inflation System which provides a means of manually or automatically controlling the tyre inflation pressures based on terrain and vehicle speed to reduce the likelihood of tyre damage.