From 1996 to 1998, small SUV known as Suzuki X-90 was sold which was related to Suzuki Sidekick, but had two doors, round styling, two seaters and T-section removable roof. In United States market, Samurai was replaced by this.
Available with rear wheel drive and four wheel drive and using an engine of 1.6 L I4 16-valve that delivered 95 hp (71 kW). 5-speed manual or automatic choice were there in transmission, along with the AC and 6 disc CD changer installed by the dealer also having anti-lock brakes with dual air bags. MacPherson struts and coil springs were used in front by the suspension and in the rear coil springs with wishbone and trailing links.
Trunk space in this is small, but there is a good space behind the seats.
Being a concept car at first, it was praised a lot by public, but later the sales went down. Around 7205 units were imported and in 1996 more than fifty percent were sold and sales dropping in the later months in 1998. Australia got 484 cars in 1996, again retail pricing flopped down and hence no further sales were made and the last ones were in 1999.
It picked up when Red Bull manufacturer of energy drink started advertising these cans on the car’s back.