Ford unveils China-only Equator, a new luxury SUV developed by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture.
It is specially designed to take on the likes of Toyota Highlander and Jeep Grand Commander.
Equator slots between the Edge and the Explorer. The Equator is larger than the Edge but smaller than the Explorer.
US automaker Ford has unveiled the Equator, a new large luxury three-row SUV developed by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture.
The Equator, just like the Talagon, will be sold exclusively in the world’s largest car market, China. There, it will take on the likes of Toyota Highlander and Jeep Grand Commander.
The Ford Equator slots between the Edge and the Explorer. At 193 inches long, 76 inches wide, and 69.1 inches tall, the Equator, with a 112.8-inch-long wheelbase, is larger than the Edge but smaller than the Explorer.
On the outside, the Equator sports distinctive split front headlights and rear taillights as well as a prominent grille with black and chrome elements.
Inside, the Equator packs a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
Other features include automatic air conditioning, a panoramic sunroof as well as an electrically adjustable six seats.
Powering the Ford Equator SUV is a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 221 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
The power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. An all-wheel drive variant is also available.