Suzuki introduces the all-new 2009 Equator, marking the automaker’s first entry into the midsize pickup truck market. The new Equator offers a well-rounded combination of style, utility, comfort and off-road capability, which truck buyers – many of whom are current Suzuki motorcycle, A TV and marine owners and loyalists – demand and enjoy.

The Equator is available in both Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles and RWD or 4WD configurations. To accommodate loads ranging from ATVs to motorcycles, Suzuki offers Crew Cab variants in both Short Bed and Long Bed configurations.

The Equator offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque or an available 4.0-liter, V6 engine producing 261 horsepower with 281 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Equator comes with either a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission or five-speed manual transmission available only on four-cylinder models, and offers an available shift-on-the-fly 4WD system that features an electronically controlled part-time two-speed transfer case.

The Equator features a contemporary exterior design with a number of Suzuki elements, including hood, front fenders, grille, bumpers, front fascia and tailgate. A large “S” over the honeycomb mesh grille proudly conveys Suzuki’s dynamic spirit.

Base model estimated mpg: 19/23

Estimated starting price: TBA

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