05 Feb 2021: Ahead of launch, 2021 Ford Equator SUV spied testing
The 2021 Ford Equator SUV will be launched in China in the coming weeks.
In the latest development, a production-specific test mule of the car has been found testing on the roads, revealing its design and interiors.
As per the pictures, it will sport a huge octagonal grille with hints of chrome, a large bumper, sleek headlights, and a dual-tone cabin.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: 2021 Ford Equator: At a glance
The 2021 Ford Equator will have a boxy look, featuring a massive octagonal grille, a large bumper with wide air vents, sleek LED headlights with integrated DRLs, and low-set LED auxiliary lamps.
It will be flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and 5-spoke alloy wheels. On the rear, interconnected LED taillamps, a silver diffuser, 'EQUATOR' badging, and twin exhaust tips will be present.
Fact: Power and performance
The 2021 Ford Equator is likely to draw power from a 2.0-liter twin-turbo petrol engine linked to an automatic gearbox for handling transmission duties. The motor should generate 224hp of maximum power.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
The 2021 Equator will have a spacious 6/7-seater cabin with leather upholstery, tan-colored dashboard, auto climate control, and a 3-spoke power steering wheel.
It will house a dual-screen setup for the digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment console, and shall support TAI 3.0 connected car technology.
For the safety of the passengers, multiple airbags and an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) shall be offered.
Fact: What about pricing and availability?
The pricing and availability details of the 2021 Ford Equator SUV in China and other markets will be revealed in the coming weeks. Once launched, it will take on rivals such as Hyundai Palisade, Jeep Grand Commander, and the Toyota Fortuner Legender.