The 90’s were strange times when the Japanese car industry produced some odd vehicles. Back in the day, Suzuki was one of the biggest Japanese economy car brands with millions of buyers in the U.S. However, thanks to the successful Samurai SUV, the company wanted to explore the rising SUV market. But they didn’t want to go with the common Vitara and Grand Vitara models.
Suzuki wanted something completely different. They decided to produce a two-seater, two-door SUV with compact dimensions and a removable T-Top. They introduced the X-90 in 1995 with a 95 HP 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The X-90 had rear-wheel drive as standard or optional all-wheel drive. It had limited interior and trunk space.
Suzuki officially offered the car in America, selling 7,000 copies. However, neither the buyers nor the motoring press understood what Suzuki wanted to say with this model. Suzuki discontinued the X-90 in late 1998. However, up to this day, it is one of the strangest Japanese production cars of all time.