Suzuki X-90

The Suzuki X-90 is a front engine, rear or four wheel drive, two door, two seater SUV manufactured and marketed by Suzuki for the model years of 1995 to 1997. Related to the Suzuki Vitara, the X-90 featured a T Section removable roof.[1] Replacing the Samurai in the market in the United States, Suzuki began marketing the X-90 in Japan by the end of 1995, and in western markets in April 1996.[2]

The X-90 used a 1.6 L I4 sixteen valve engine which produced 95 hp (71 kW) and was available with four wheel drive or rear wheel drive, and either a five speed manual or automatic transmission.[3] The X-90 featured dual air bags, anti lock brakes, optional air conditioning, and one dealer installed six disc CD changer.

The suspension used MacPherson struts and coil springs in front and coil springs with wishbone and trailing links in the rear.[4] A space saver spare wheel is stored in the trunk, and space behind the two seats offers further cargo area. The X-90 debuted as a concept car at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show.

Suzuki presented the production vehicle in 1995, and began marketing the X-90 by the end of that year in Japan, with international markets the following year. 1,348 were sold in Japan, and 7,205 X-90s were imported into the United States.[citation needed] More than half in the United States were sold in 1996, with sales of 2,087 the next year, and 477 in 1998.

During 1996, 484 vehicles were imported into Australia. The X-90 was also imported into Europe. By the middle of 1997, the retail pricing had dropped by 25%. No further imports occurred, and the last of the vehicles sold in 1999.[3] The X-90 was the base vehicle for Red Bull’s advertising vehicles, which featured a 1.5 m (5′) mockup of the company’s product can mounted over the trunk.[2]

In October 2013, Top Gear Magazine placed the X-90 on #10 (#4 [pg. 203] in the digital back-issue available from Pocketmags.com) on its list of The 13 Worst Cars of the Last 20 Years.[5]

  • Rear view

References[edit]

  • ^ Magazines, Hearst (July 1995), “Asia Spy Report”, Popular Mechanics, p. 29.mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:12px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  • ^ a b Sass, Rob (2009-07-03). “Rust in Peace – Suzuki X-90 – An S.U.V., but Not Really”. NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  • ^ a b Davis, Tony (2005). Extra Lemon!. Bantam. pp. 86–88. ISBN 1-86325-550-8.
  • ^ ‘1996 Suzuki X-90’ Richard Truett- Orlando Sentinel. 21 December 1995.
  • ^ “The 13 Worst Cars of the Last 20 Years”. Top Gear magazine. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  • External links[edit]

    • Dutch, English, German and French X-90 site


    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_X-90

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