The auto show in Guangzhou (China) continues to delight with novelties from global automakers. Ford did not stand aside and brought its new product to the exhibition – the 2022 Ford Equator Sport crossover.
2022 Ford Equator Sport
Despite the familiar name, this model has nothing to do with the three-row Equator introduced in March this year. The novelty was developed in conjunction with the Chinese company Jiangling Motors, which is a longtime partner of the American brand. The new car is based on a different platform, and its wheelbase reaches 2,765 mm, which is 140 mm shorter than that of the model of the same name. The novelty is addressed to buyers from the Middle Kingdom.
At the same time, the crossovers are very similar in appearance, as they are made in the same design language of the brand. The Equator Sport gets a similar grille, slim LED headlights with C-shaped DRLs, a beefy bonnet and a heavily sloping rear windshield. The side profile looks athletic with wide wheel arches and plastic cladding. But the taillights were deprived of the LED strip that unites them. The car is driving on 20-inch wheels.
The interior of the model is designed for five people, while the larger crossover can accommodate up to seven passengers. The equipment of the models has something in common. The novelty also received a digital instrument panel and a multimedia system. But the finish looks more budgetary. The Chinese crossover is powered by a new 1.5-liter turbo engine with 170 hp and 260 Nm of torque. It is paired with an automatic transmission. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 180 km / h.