Suzuki is another company that left the American market due to poor sales. One of the reasons was a failure to position themselves on the SUV market. Suzuki did have a big success in the ’90s with the Sidekick and Vitara models, but the follow-up versions weren’t as successful.
When Suzuki revealed it in 2007, the XL7 was a bigger, more spacious model. But sadly, it failed to attract enough buyers. Due to its strange design and lack of interesting features, the XL7 wasn’t popular. So, just a few years later, they discontinued it.
The idea behind the Lincoln Aviator was a good one, but Ford was too greedy and ruined the whole deal. The Aviator was Lincoln’s version of the popular Explorer. The Ford marketing strategists thought if buyers were willing to spend extra for luxury versions of the Explorer, they would be willing to spend even more for a proper Lincoln product.
However, it turned out that they were wrong, so the Aviator sold poorly. Soon, they withdrew it from the market.
In the early â90s, Honda needed an SUV to follow the current trends. But since they didn’t have anything to offer, they were forced to use other models and re-badge them as their own. And the Honda Passport was the first Honda SUV.
But in fact, it was an Isuzu Rodeo with an “H” on the grille and a higher price. Despite being an adequate model for the times, it wasn’t particularly interesting. Also, it lacked in refinement and features. And that is what made the sales so disappointing for the Honda Passport.
This list covered the 20 forgotten SUV models you will rarely see on the road. Which one appealed to you? Hopefully, you’ll be able to find one without any trouble since these are so limited and hard to find.