According to some reports, this pickup truck will come back as 2017 Suzuki Equator. Those are the rumors that can be found on the internet. According to them, company is considering to revive this model, which was in production for a very short time and didn’t manage to make some commercial success. It came in 2008, and company offered it to Canadian and U.S. market. In Canada, this model was available just for two years, while American model was discontinued in 2012. Main reasons were poor sales. Now, company plans to return this truck, and to learn from its mistakes. New model should with better characteristics in all aspects, and it should be much more attractive to the buyers.
2017 Suzuki Equator redesign
After several years of brake, this truck could come back. It is a mid-size pickup, which was produced for about 4-5 years. When it is about new model, if company decide to revive it, it should come with significant improvements. Once again, it will be based on Nissan Frontier, but this time on its latest version, which came two years ago. We will see 2017 Suzuki Equator riding on completely new platform, with plenty of new design solutions. We expect to see improvements in all aspects. When it is about visual appearance, 2017 Equator will follow current design language of the brand. We expect to see many similarities with company’s popular SUV Grand Vitara, which came completely new last year. Inside, we expect to see similar interior design as on new Vitara, but with much more space inside, since it will ride on larger platform.
2017 Suzuki Equator engines
We expect that 2017 Suzuki Equator will feature the same powertrain as Frontier. This means that base engine should be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder petrol engine. This unit is good for about 150 horses. If company decide to offer this truck in some other parts of the world, expect diesel version too. In that case, new truck will most likely use a 2.3 liter diesel engine, which is available in various configurations, with power range between 100 and 150 horses. When it is about transmission, expect both 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic in offer.
2017 Suzuki Equator release date
For now, it is still hard to predict is company even going to release this model. Some predict that we could see new truck already next year. However, there is still no official information about 2017 Suzuki Equator.