As you probably know, the SUV craze has swept the industry in recent years. The number of SUV models available is enormous and it looks like all new cars are, in fact, SUVs. The combination of practicality, affordability and tough looks seems to appeal to the widest portion of the car buying public. And the result is millions and millions of such cars on the road.
The trend started in the ‘90s and exploded in around 2010, although they produced the first SUVs in the ‘60s. And that means the industry has offered hundreds of different models But, although there are dozens of popular ones, there are a lot of SUVs car buyers have forgotten. So, those are the exact cars on this list of the 20 SUVs you will rarely see on the roads.
The initial success of the Suzuki Samurai in the states inspired Daihatsu to offer a similar compact SUV on American soil. But even though the Rocky was great little off-road SUV, it failed to sell as well as the company hoped it would. Yes, it was small and capable, but it lacked the power of the Jeep Wrangler.
The main reason is that the market had slowly moved towards bigger, more luxurious models. And sadly, the Rocky was simply not enough.