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Suzuki Equator ICON

ICON Vehicle Dynamics will premiere at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas the Suzuki Equator ICON. ICON Vehicle Dynamics used Suzuki’s award-winning Equator platform as its base and with the assistance of a variety of Southern California-based suppliers, was able to assemble a more aggressive interpretation of Suzuki’s off-road vehicle.

The Equator’s class-leading 4.0 liter V6 is amplified by Doug Thorley long-tube headers and cat-back exhaust. The Suzuki Equator ICON comes with a custom suspension with performance coilovers in front and 2.5-inch piggyback shocks supporting linked to Total Chaos upper control arms. ICON has given it Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires mounted to Trail Ready bead-lock wheels. Protecting the Equator’s bodywork are Bushwacker fender flares. For utility and safety, the car is provided with AMP Research bed extender and LightForce lights.

2009 SEMA SHOW SERVES AS BACKDROP FOR SUZUKI DREAMSCAPE

•  ICON Vehicle Dynamics builds on Suzuki Equator's award-winning platform.

BREA, Calif. (October 28, 2009) – While the Concept Kizashi series debuted globally over the past two years, (in Frankfurt, Tokyo and New York), U.S. anticipation for the production Kizashi was met by a number of custom builders – and members of Suzuki management – asking the proverbial “what if?” What if you melded Kizashi's production underpinnings and artfully-crafted sheet metal with modifications fully appropriate to a concept's debut? With European sport sedans serving as Kizashi's inspiration, and Suzuki's design and engineering team constructing a platform fully appropriate to a global marketplace, the all-new Kizashi serves as the perfect platform for those stylistic and performance mods integral to America's motoring DNA. The challenge went out and four custom shops responded. The results of those combined efforts are on display next week at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

ICON Vehicle Dynamics Equator

Using Suzuki's award-winning Equator platform as its base, ICON Vehicle Dynamics taps into a variety of Southern California-based suppliers to assemble a more aggressive interpretation of Suzuki's off-road recipe. Under the hood, Doug Thorley long-tube headers and cat-back exhaust amplify the Equator's class-leading 4.0 liter V6. And for off-road exploration, the Equator's suspension is enhanced with ICON's own performance coilovers in front and 2.5-inch piggyback shocks supporting linked to Total Chaos upper control arms.

The enhanced power – and capability – is connected to the less-traveled path with Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires mounted to Trail Ready bead-lock wheels; the Equator's bodywork is protected by Bushwacker fender flares. AMP Research bed extender and LightForce lights add to both utility and safety. ICON's Equator can be seen at SEMA booth #32173.

About Suzuki

The Brea, Calif.,-based Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of approximately 350 automotive dealerships and numerous other motorcycle, ATV and marine distributors in 49 states. With global headquarters in Hamamatsu , Japan , SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle, and outboard motor manufacturer. In 2008, SMC sold more than 2 million new cars and trucks and more than 3.5 million motorcycles and ATVs. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 196 countries and regions.  For more information, visit www.media.suzuki.com .

 

 

Suzuki Equator ICON

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