After the fans have been waiting for several years to give Suzuki another chance when it comes to the Equator, the 2017 model is finally here. The new truck will hopefully appear without the previous flaws and with innovative design and engine options. The 2017 Equator made its debut at the New York Auto Show.
The 2017 Suzuki Equator will appear as a mid-size pickup truck with more modern and aggressive features. It will be based on the latest version of the Nissan Frontier. However, it will get a brand-new platform and another innovation includes the use of aluminum in building its chassis. That way, the new Equator will come with reduced weight which will improve its performance and fuel efficiency. A good start, isn’t it? When we have mentioned more aggressive features, those will mostly be found in the front fascia of this truck. You will notice a new, attractive grille and a bumper with protection. Also, the fog lights will be round and simple while the modern headlights and taillights will be using the LED technology. The new Equator is expected to get a new set of large alloy wheels and massive tires suitable for all sorts of terrains. That’s why this truck is an excellent choice for your off-road adventures, but also for the city ride and work. The 2017 Equator will be available as a Crew Cab and Extended Cab, with different dimensions, bed lengths and other features.
Being the next-generation pickup truck, the 2017 Suzuki Equator should include numerous updates and improvements, especially in terms of technology. You will probably find a larger touch screen with the upgraded infotainment and entertainment system. The cabin is also said to be more comfortable and spacious, so there will be plenty of room to accommodate up to five passengers. Depending on the trim level you choose, your seats and other parts of the interior will be covered with high-quality fabric or fine leather. The earlier problem with noise and vibrations will be reduced due to a better isolated cabin.
When it comes to engine that the 2017 Suzuki Equator will be hiding under its hood, we must say that there has been more than one option. One of them includes the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a five-speed manual and automatic transmission. The other possibility includes the bigger 4.0-liter engine with 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. The final version says that it could come with an updated and more efficient 5.7-liter V8 that could deliver 385 horsepower and 409 pound-feet of torque. Such an engine would be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Suzuki Equator
The 2017 Suzuki Equator is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of the year, although it has already started its production. The price range of this redesigned truck goes from $20,000 to $40,000, depending on the trim you choose.