When I was a kid I had a little matchbox-sized Matra-Simca Rancho from a German toy maker called Siku. I always like the look of the thing but didn’t know much about it. As an adult I found out it was a bit of a poser, a French entry into the off-road market, that didn’t even have four-wheel drive. In this clip, they really pushed the off-road image (and euro-pop soundtrack).
Although the mechanicals didn’t quite live up to the image it projected, I still think the design was ahead of its time.