Assembled by Nissan and based on the Nissan Frontier, Suzuki Equator is made as a mid-size pickup truck. First being sold with the MSRP prices starting from $17,220 for the year 2009 model in US and was first displayed in 2008 at Chicago Auto Show.
Extended cab and crew cab styles came in to offer space for four and five passengers. Equator in Canada, is offered in a single trim level in crew cab configuration.
4-cylinder engine provides power on extended cab models base, V6 being optional on these and standard with the Crew cab, Nissan being supplying both the engines.
A rear wheel drive, 152 hp (113 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 171 lb·ft (232 N·m) at 4,400 rpm  is being produced by the base 2.5 L Inline-4 and comes with either a five speed automatic and manual transmission.
Available with four wheel drive and five speed automatic standard, 261 hp (195 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 281 lb·ft (381 N·m) at 4,000 rpm is developed by 4.0 L V6 engine.
The Equator triumphed over the new Dodge Ram 1500[disambiguation needed], 2009 Ford F150, Hummer H3 Alpha and H3T Adventure, Kia Borrego EX V8, and Toyota Sequoia Platinum in Peterson’s 4Wheel & Off-Road’s 2009 4×4 of the Year.