This new Escudo looks like a real winner to me, somewhat like a RAV4 on steroids. I especially like the unibody-on-ladder-frame construction and a genuine 4WD system.
Plus, the fact that the engine is longitudinally mounted, and the transmission is right where it should be, makes this truck even more appealing to me.
For those who think this is just a RAV 4 clone, here are some stats. These are taken from the X2 Concept as compared to a RAV 4L with the optional larger tires. The numbers are presented as "Suzuki vs. Toyota":
Overall Length 176 inches vs. 167.5 inches
Overall Width 74.4 inches vs. 70.3 inches
Overall Height 66.7 inches vs. 65.7 inches
Wheelbase 103.9 inches vs. 98.0 inches
Tread 63.8 inches (front) vs. 60.0 inches
64.6 inches (rear) vs. 59.8 inches
Now, I just need to find out how roomy it is inside. If I can fit comfortably, I think we have a winner!
Modified by neburg964 at 3:02 AM 5/17/2005