As Chrysler's offshoot Eagle brand basically badge-engineered import cars to sell as "domestics", GM's Geo brand was doing the same thing. In partnership with Japanese manufacturers Toyota, Isuzu, and Suzuki, GM marketed five different Geo models to sell in the US. And the entry-level subcompact offering for a decade was the Geo Metro. It was a small 2-door or 4-door car based on the Suzuki Cultus. Geo Metro parts are essentially the same as those found on the Cultus, though it was never offered in the US under that name. Several other Suzuki clones were offered under the Geo nameplate, however none were as successful or ubiquitous in the 1990's as the Metro. It's standard 1.0L 3-cylinder engine was famous for its fuel efficiency. This advantage at the pump coupled with an extremely low price point made it extremely appealing for young, first-time buyers. Fun fact: used Geo Metro's were highly sought after during the brief gas price bubble in 2007 and 2008 due to its 42mpg rating - the same as a contemporary Toyota Prius.