Suzuki pickup to be unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show
Suzuki will release a pickup at the next Chicago Motor Show in February 2008. Dubbed Equator, the Japanese pickup will be derived from the Nissan Navarra named Frontier in the US.
At this stage, details regarding the final spec of the pickup remain unknown. Perhaps Suzuki will focus on a new design in order to appeal to the current brand's customers although the pickup will likely be a re-badged Navarra in order to cut cost. As the Navarra is currently being built in the Nissan Tenessee factory, the future Suzuki pickup will avoid the traditional custom tax of 25% applied to imported pickups.
This is not the first time, Suzuki wants to sell a pickup model in the US. Indeed, it unveiled a Grand Vitara pickup concept car at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show but it never went into production as it would have been tooo expensive on the American market. But Suzuki has signed an agreement with Nissan since then. Suzuki provides Kei car models to Nissan on the Japanese market while Nissan provides bigger vehicles like the Nissan Serena re-badged Landy and soon the Navarra.
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