The Suzuki Equator has been off the market for a decade and honestly, it has not been quite known as one of the best-selling truck models. However, after being keenly anticipated by its fans, the second-generation of Equator is now coming back as a 2018 model with redesigned features and, hopefully, better engine solutions.
According to the information our team has got, the new 2018 Suzuki Equator will keep its large dimensions and robust design, but it will also undergo some noticeable changes and updates. It will appear as a more modern and stylish truck which will be available in two different sizes and cab styles – crew cab and extended cab. It has also been said that its body shape will be the result of a platform that this model will be sharing with the Nissan Frontier. When it comes to exterior, Suzuki has tried to solve some of the earlier problems and offer at least some minor upgrades which will make the features more fashionable and attractive. In the front fascia, you will notice a new horizontal grille. There are also simple headlights that will be using the LED technology and round fog lights. The front bumper with its protection appears larger and more aggressive. The new Equator will have a longer wheelbase which promises more space inside this truck. It is expected to get new set of large alloy wheels and wide tires. The simple but modern taillight will also use the LED technology.
Inside the 2018 Suzuki Equator, you can hope for a wider and more comfortable cabin. Due to a longer wheelbase, as we have already mentioned, there will be enough space to perfectly accommodate up to five passengers, which has not quite been the case with the previous generation. Also, the cabin will get better isolation, so you will have to put with much less noise and vibrations. High-quality materials, such as fine leather, are expected to furnish the cabin and cover the seats and the steering wheel. The seats will be more comfortable and supportive. In the updated center console, you will probably get a touch screen display with the infotainment and entertainment system, since the new Equator belongs to the next-generation series of trucks. Safety systems and driver assist features will also be included.
The well-known 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine will once again be found under the hood of the Equator model. It is expected to deliver 158 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. However, the 2018 Suzuki Equator will also get a bigger 4.0-liter engine that will be able to produce 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to transmission, it is expected to be mated to a five-speed manual and automatic.
2018 Suzuki Equator
The 2018 Suzuki Equator should probably be expected to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The estimated price of the base model starts around $20,000, but the price details have not been confirmed yet.