Ford Equator Sport Debuts In China As The Escape's More Rugged Brother

Ford has teamed up once again with its Chinese partner Jiangling Motors for another new model planned to be sold exclusively in the People’s Republic.

The Equator Sport is making its official public debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show as a new rival for the Honda CR-V

and the likes with rugged looks and a spacious interior.

If the name rings a bell in your mind, that’s probably because Ford unveiled the large three-row Equator in March this year.

This new SUV shares its name but Chinese media reports it’s not based on the same bones.

The Equator Sport has a wheelbase of 2,765 mm (108.85 in), which is 140 mm (5.5 in) shorter than the larger Equator with 2,865 mm (112.8 in).