In 1996 Acura was the first import luxury brand to offer an SUV -- the SLX -- which was actually an Isuzu Trooper. Acura discontinued the SLX after the 1999 model year and introduced the MDX in 2001.
BMW added an SUV to their lineup in 2000 - the BMW X5. Today's X5 is billed as a "Sports Activity Vehicle".
Buick debuted their first SUV in 2002, the Rendezvous. In 2004 Buick adds the Ranier sport ute.
Cadillac's prestigious line of SUVs includes the luxurious Escalade, and its brothers, the ESV and EXT. The SRX, a crossover sport-ute, was added to the line in 2004.
Chevy has a great line of 4-wheel drive trucks and SUVs to choose from: Blazers, Avalanches, Suburbans, Tahoes, Trackers, Trailblazers, and Colorados. Chevy's minivans include: Astro, Express, and Venture. Watch for the all-new Equinox in '05!
Chrysler's PT Cruiser has proven to be a hit among SUV fans, as it provides a number of features that are comparable to today's sport-utes. The Pacifica competes in the SUV market as a "Sports Tourer". Chrysler also has one minivans on the market: the Town & Country.
Dodge offers something for everyone from the standard pickup truck (Dakota), to the heavy-duty hauler (Ram), to the versatile sport-utility vehicle for family fun (Durango) and the family minivan (Caravan).
Ford has a full line of four-wheel drives and SUVs to choose from: Explorers, Escapes, Sport Tracs, Expeditions, Excursions, Rangers, and F-Series pickup trucks (F150, F250, F350). Ford's minivan, the Windstar, is being replaced by the Freestar in 2004.
GMC has a number of trucks and SUVs in its product line: Envoy, Sierra, Yukon (Denali & XL), Sierra, and Sonoma. GMC's minivan is the Safari.
Honda entered into the SUV market in 1993 with the debut of their mid-size sport-ute, the Passport (which was replaced by the Pilot in 2003). In 1997, Honda introduced the CR-V compact SUV. Honda's Odyssey minivan debuted in 1995.
With two standard models (H1 and H2), and the latest H2 SUT, the AM General Hummer or HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) is for the most adventurous 4x4 enthusiast.
Hyundai entered the U.S. market in 1986 with small compact cars. It wasn't until 2001 that they added an an SUV to its product line - the Santa Fe.
With a crossover SUV (FX) in their product line, Infiniti is becoming competitive in the SUV market.
Isuzu originally entered the U.S. market with a full line of cars and trucks, but has since discontinued its passenger-car line. Today Isuzu is a leader in the sport-utility market with the luxury Ascender, crossover Axiom, and ever-popular Rodeo.
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Kia has one SUV - the Sorento, introduced in 2003 - and one minivan - the Sedona, which debuted in 2001.
British Land Rover has been making sport-utility vehicles for more than 50 years, but it wasn't until the mid-80s that Land Rover brought its safari and expedition transport vehicles to North America -- the Discovery, Range Rover, and newest Freelander.
Lexus has combined the power and handling of a great offroad vehicle with the comfort and feel of a luxury sedan to create their three sport-utility vehicles on the market -- the RX 330, GX 470, and LX 470.
Lincoln has one large SUV in its product line: the Navigator, and one mid-sized sport-ute: the Aviator.
Mazda's first SUV, the Navajo, was discontinued in 1994, making room for Tribute's debut in 2001. Their B-Series trucks have been around since 1986. Mazda's minivan is the MPV.
Mercedes-Benz entered the luxury sport-utility market in 1998 with the ML320 as part of its M-Class lineup. Mercedes then added the V8 powered ML430 in 1999, followed by the AMG-modified ML55 in 2000. The newest G-Class line premiered in 2002.
The Mountaineer is Mercury's only sport-ute. Their minivan is the Monterey.
Mitsubishi's first SUV, the Montero, arrived in the U.S. in 1983, followed by the slightly smaller Montero Sport in 1997. Their first car-like SUV, the Outlander, was introduced in 2003, followed by the all-new crossover SUV, the 2004 Endeavor.
In 1958 when its vehicles were called Datsuns, Nissan was the first automaker to sell a compact pickup truck in the U.S. Today Nissan has four SUVs (Pathfinder, Xterra, Murano, and Pathfinder Armada), two pickup trucks (Frontier and Titan), and one minivan (Quest) in its product line.
Oldsmobile offers one SUV -- the Bravada -- that's targeted to daily drivers who don't intend to take their vehicles offroad. The Silhouette is Oldsmobile's minivan.
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