Total Production: 7,205 1996 - 1998
The Suzuki X-90 was initially a concept car that was later put into production in 1996 and remained until 1998. The concept was well-received, but on the showroom floors, sales were slow. A total of 7,205 X-90s were sent to the US over its production lifespan. Most were sold during the first year, and 2,087 sales the following year. By 1998, Suzuki was only able to find 477 interested buyers.
It shared many similarities to the Suzuki Sidekick, but with rounded styling, two doors, a T-section removable roof, and seating accommodations for two. It was available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Mounted under the bonnet was a four-cylinder engine with 16-valves that displaced 1.6 liters and produced just under 100 horsepower at 95. Anti-lock brakes and dual airbags were standard and enhanced vehicle safety. A five-speed manual transmission was standard with an automatic offered for an additional cost. Other popular options were air conditioning and the dealer-installed six-disk CD changer.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007