2008 Chicago Auto Show Coverage Page 2

February 5, 2008

 

Suzuki pickup

2009 Suzuki Equator

2009 Suzuki Equator

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American Suzuki is planning to unveil its pickup truck at the Chicago Auto Show, and it could carry the Equator badge. It expects to have three different truck “concepts” on stage for the Chicago show, according one source. The truck will be built by Nissan North America at its Smyrna, Tenn., plant. The Suzuki pickup will be a version of Nissan's mid-size Frontier pickup, though neither company has specified whether it will be a four-door or two-door truck, long or short bed, four- or six-cylinder. The pickup will enter production next year, and will only be sold by Suzuki in North America, and in no other global markets. Though the truck will be a rebadged Nissan Frontier, it will get a new fascia and other differentiation. It's not planned to be a high-volume vehicle, though.

2009 Suzuki Equator Preview by Marty Padgett (1/30/2008)


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EVENTS


Wednesday, Feb. 6 
8 a.m. Chicago Auto Show/MAMA Breakfast
9:15 a.m. General Motors
10 a.m. Acura
10:45 a.m. Chrysler LLC
11:30 a.m. Volkswagen
12:15 p.m. American Suzuki
1 p.m. Ford
1:45 p.m. General Motors
2:30 p.m. Hyundai
3:15 p.m. BMW
4 p.m. Bentley
4:30 p.m. MotorWeek Awards 
 
Thursday, Feb. 7 
8 a.m. Porsche News Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Mitsubishi
10 a.m. Volvo
10:30 a.m. YES!
11:15 a.m. International 

 

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