Is the second-generation Suzuki Jimny / Samurai a future classic?
1980s / 1990s / Future classic / Japanese / Suzuki

Is the second-generation Suzuki Jimny / Samurai a future classic?

The second-generation Suzuki Jimny was introduced across Japan in 1981. Like its rudimentary predecessor, the Jimny was classified as a kei car in its home market so it was initially offered exclusively with a two-stroke three-cylinder engine. A turbocharged three-cylinder was added to the lineup a little later in the production run, while the two-stroke … Continue reading

Is the Volkswagen Corrado a future classic?
1980s / 1990s / Future classic / German / Volkswagen

Is the Volkswagen Corrado a future classic?

Introduced in 1988, the Volkswagen Corrado was the latest in a long line of sporty coupes that traced their lineage back to the original Scirocco. Volkswagen opted not to call the coupe Scirocco because it was heavier and more powerful than the second-gen model. Story has it the Wolfsburg-based automaker initially planned on offering the … Continue reading

Is the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) a future classic?
1980s / 1990s / 2000s / AMC / American / Future classic / Jeep

Is the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) a future classic?

American Motors Corporation (AMC) designed the Jeep Cherokee XJ to take on the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and the GMC S-15 Jimmy.  Launched in time for the 1984 model year, the Cherokee was much smaller than its predecessor and more efficient thanks to the use of downsized engines.  Jeep engineers made sure the Cherokee remained capable … Continue reading