Suzuki X-90
Suzuki Vitara X-90 front 20080617
Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 1995 - 1997
Class Mini MPV
Body style(s) 2-door coupe
Layout part time AWD
Engine(s) 1.6 L SOHC G16A
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Length 3,710 mm (146 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,550 mm (61 in)
Curb weight 1,100 kg (2,400 lb)
Related Suzuki Escudo

The Suzuki X-90 was a small SUV manufactured by Suzuki and sold from 1996 through 1998. It was related to the Suzuki Sidekick, but had extremely rounded styling, two doors, seating for two and T-section removable roof. It replaced the Samurai for the United States market.

The X-90 was available with four wheel drive or rear wheel drive and used a 1.6 L I4 16-valve engine which produced 95 hp (71 kW). The transmission choices were 5-speed manual or automatic.[1] Air conditioning was available, as was a dealer-installed 6 disk CD changer. It had dual air bags and anti-lock brakes. The suspension used MacPherson struts and coil springs in front and coil springs with wishbone and trailing links in the rear.

The X-90 trunk space is limited, as the full-sized spare wheel is stored there. There is a remarkable amount of space behind the seats which can be used for luggage.

The X-90 was initially a concept car and received wide praise from the public. However, the production vehicle sold poorly, and is considered a flop. A total of 7,205 X-90s were imported into the US. More than half were sold in 1996, with sales dropping to 2,087 the next year and just 477 in 1998.[citation needed] During 1996, 484 vehicles were imported into Australia. By mid 1997 retail pricing had been dropped by 25% but sales were very poor. No further imports occurred and the last of the vehicles sold in 1999.[1]

The car found a niche when the manufacturers of Red Bull energy drink converted a number of the vehicles into rolling advertisements, with giant cans of the beverage mounted on the cars' back.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Davis, Tony (2005). Extra Lemon!. Bantam, 86–88. ISBN 1-86325-550-8. 

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