Imagine the surprise of showgoers and attendees who walked the halls of Tokyo's 1987 auto salon and saw Nissan's Judo. Here was a two-door concept vehicle that very accurately projected the trend that would be created with soft-roaders many years later.
Nissan's all-terrain offering in 1987 was hardcore. You could have ladder frame statins wagons such as Patrol, Frontier or Sani (for the South African market). The notion of a lightweight two-door vehicle with high-volume tyres and lots of ground clearance was unimaginable.