You know what I miss about car companies? They used to do this thing where they'd take their most popular car and then turn it into an off-roader by slapping on a 'rugged' body. There was the VW Thing, Austin Mini Moke, Citröen Mehari, Trabant Scamp, and more. Even our pals in India got in on the game, with the Hindustan Trakker.
Like all the other let's-make-a-quickie-jeep cars, the 1982-1999 Trekker was based on Hindustan's most popular car, the Ambassador. There was nothing really to suggest that the Ambassador, based as it was on a 1956 Morris Oxford, was really all that suited to an off-roader, but this was a beautiful era of who gives a shit, give it a shot?