For a complete time Suzuki has sole ATVs, motorcycles, sand bikes, as well as outboard motors in a USA, it’d had to watch these toys being towed by alternative manufacturers’ trucks. For 2009, that’s changing, as Suzuki finished a understanding with Nissan for a own chronicle of a Frontier. Called a Equator, Suzuki hopes to captivate sand, mud, as well as sea enthusiasts to a automotive salon for a lorry with a own name brand.
There have been couple of differences in between a Equator as well as Frontier, which have been made side by side in Nissan’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Both come with a preference of a 2.5-liter 4 or 4.0-liter V-6; five-speed primer or involuntary transmissions (the Frontier adds a choice of a six-speed manual); two-wheel expostulate or four-wheel expostulate with VDC, HDC, as well as Hill Start Assist; reduced or prolonged bed; as well as lengthened taxi or organisation cab.
Interior as well as extraneous measure have been scarcely identical, though as if since of a opposite front fascia, a Suzuki is about an in. longer overall. The Equator provides a same towing as well as load genius as a Frontier, we can projection up to 6500 pounds of journey gear. We gathering a two-wheel-drive short-bed V-6 Crew Cab as well as weren’t astounded to find which a Equator not usually looks similar to a Frontier, though drives similar to it, too. The V-6’s energy smoothness is excellent, though a engine is rather wanton as well as noisy.
The Equator’s severe float could be helped by stuffing a bed with cargo, though there’s zero which can be finished about a 43.6-foot branch circle-that usually about guarantees three-point turns where U-turns would sufficient in alternative trucks. The cabin has copiousness of room, though a usually conspicuous visible disproportion is a Suzuki pinned token in a core of a steering wheel. The Equator’s lorry bed benefits from Nissan’s Utili-track bedrail complement as well as spray-on bedliner.
2009 Suzuki Equator As a not as big automaker, Suzuki doesn’t need high-volume sales to be a success. Gas prices have frightened off a lot of would-be lorry buyers, though if usually sufficient people who once looked during full-size pickups spin to not as big models, Suzuki could benefit. This a single provides towing capacity, interior room, as well as off-road capability, all with a seven-year/100,000-mile negotiable powertrain warranty, which is improved than which of a Frontier.