Creating a challenger to the utility-based Toyota Land Cruiser, Mitsubishi's first entry into the sport utility vehicle market in the 1980s was known in the United States as the Montero. A four-wheel drive that earned a reputation as a tough off-road vehicle thanks to multiple wins in the Paris Dakar Rally, the Mitsubishi Montero was supported by a solid frame and all-terrain tires. The Montero was initially offered as a two-door vehicle but was later exclusively marketed as a four-door sport utility in North America. A smaller Mitsubishi Montero Sport was also offered from the late 1990s until the mid-2000s. Availability of the Montero in the United States ended after the 2006 model year but Mitsubishi had already created two crossover-based successors. Designed with the United States market in mind, the Mitsubishi Endeavor was offered with a standard six-cylinder engine as well as the choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Eventually becoming the lead crossover for the Mitsubishi brand, the Outlander promoted off-road potential along with attributes sought by an urban crowd such as strong fuel economy. In addition to the Outlander that can hold up to seven occupants, the Outlander Sport is offered as a smaller, more affordable crossover.