The compact SUV market didn't exist until the introduction of the Chevrolet S10 Blazer in 1983. It was a short wheel base, closed cab miniature version of the larger Blazer, but equipped with a smaller engine and no removable top. The popularity of this new sport utility vehicle sparked the creation of the Ford Bronco II, Toyota 4Runner, and Jeep Cherokee (these were already in-design by 1983, but Chevy beat them all to market). Chevrolet S10 Blazer parts were shared with the S10 pickup, as they were both built on the same platform. As technology improved year after year, Chevrolet could offer larger engines with better fuel economy thus improving the value of the S10 Blazer. Soon, it would be offered with four doors instead of just two, making it more appealing to families. The life of the S10 Blazer would continue for a few decades, however in 1995 the "S10" was dropped and it went on as, simply, "Blazer".