NOTE: The Suzuki Equator was manufactured by the Nissan Motor Company. Information is contained below in the Nissan/Suzuki WIKI.
|Also called||Nissan Frontier (North America)
|Assembly||Smyrna, Tennessee, United States|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size pickup truck|
|Body style||2-door truck
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan F-Alpha platform|
|Wheelbase||125.9 in (3,198 mm)|
|Length||Crew Cab: 220.1 in (5,591 mm)
Extended Cab: 206.6 in (5,248 mm)
|Width||72.8 in (1,849 mm)|
|Height||68.7 in (1,745 mm)
69.7 in (1,770 mm)
70.1 in (1,781 mm)
The Suzuki Equator was a mid-size pickup truck based on the Nissan Frontier and assembled by Nissan. It was first sold in the US for the 2009 model year with prices starting at $17,220, and made its debut at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.
The Equator is offered as either a four-seat Extended Cab or a five-seat Crew Cab. In the Canadian market, the Equator is only offered in the Crew Cab configuration, in a single trim level.
The base 2.5 L Inline-4 produces 152 hp (113 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 171 lb⋅ft (232 N⋅m) at 4,400 rpm, and is a rear-wheel-drive. It comes with either a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic.
The 4.0 L V6 engine develops 261 hp (195 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 281 lb⋅ft (381 N⋅m) at 4,000 rpm. It comes standard with a five-speed automatic and is available with four-wheel-drive.
The Equator triumphed over the new Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F150, Hummer H3 Alpha and H3T Adventure, Kia Borrego EX V8, and Toyota Sequoia Platinum in Peterson's 4Wheel & Off-Road's 2009 4x4 of the Year.
Sales of the Suzuki Equator since 2009 have been 5,808 overall, and it rarely sold over 200 units per month.
The Suzuki Equator was discontinued in 2010 for the Canadian market and 2012 for the United States market.
Suzuki road vehicle timeline, North America market, 1985–present
|Compact crossover||SX4 S-Cross|
|Mini SUV||Jimny / Samurai||X-90|
|Compact SUV||Grand Vitara||Grand Vitara|
|Note: Suzuki left the U.S. auto market in 2012 and Canada in 2013. It remains in Mexico.|
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