20 Cars You Can’t Buy in the U. S.
20. Volkswagen Scirocco
While Volkswagen is quite popular in the United States, especially for those who love small and compact cars, the Scirocco, the VW’s only hatchback is not available in America. Originally sold in the country up until 1988, VW replaced it with the Corrado coupe leaving VW lovers with an empty place in their hearts.
19. Audi S-Line
If you’re in the market for an Audi, you’ll find the popular S-Line is unavailable in America. Redesigned to be sleek, compact and supercharged, the new S1 hatchback can tap out with 231-HP. Unfortunately, that type of power is officially out of reach unless you want to ship one over from overseas.
18. Peugeot RCZ
Stylish with a classic flair, the RCZ by Peugeot is a stunning sport coupe that provides an easy ride in style. Unfortunately, you’ll only find them in Europe since Peugeot stopped manufacturing cars in the United States back in 1992. For now, you’ll just have to drive one in your dreams.
17. Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Made in Germany, it’s considered to be their most versatile and largest trucks on the market. Thanks to its torquey clean-diesel BlueTec engine, no terrain is too difficult for this truck to conquer. Unfortunately, you’ll have to just stay envious of those who get to drive it because it is never going to be released in the United States.
16. Toyota Land Cruiser 70
Known as one of the best SUV’s ever released, the Cruiser 70 has returned in a limited run in the Japanese market. And that’s it. So don’t expect Toyota to bring this sleek, classic cruiser with four-wheel drive and five-speed manual transmission to the U.S. It would make for a great off-roading experience, wouldn’t it?
15. Porsche Panamera Diesel
This luxury sedan can go from 0-62 mph in six seconds flat and that’s with a combined fuel rating of 37 mpg. Talk about speed meets efficiency. Unfortunately, you can only admire this stunning vehicle from afar because Porsche only plans to keep it in the European market. Life is so unfair, isn’t it?
14. BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo
While this BMW may look modest, it actually offers amazing performance despite its understated design. With a 3.0-liter inline-six engine that can put up to 410 hp, the aerodynamic elements alone help accentuate the cars sleek drive. Unfortunately, this beauty is not sold in the United States, you’ll have to keep wishing and hoping BMW has mercy on American drivers.
13. Audi RS3 Sportback
This hatchback may be tiny, but wowie is it mighty. With a 367-horsepower 2.5 liter engine that’s turbocharged with torque-vectoring and all-wheel drive, you’ll not only cruise at top speeds, but look good doing it. Sadly, you’ll only getting behind the wheel of this beauty if you live in the U.K.
12. Donkervoort D8 GTO
Yes, this car may have a name that sounds like a strange disease, but when it comes to unique design and sheer power/speed, the GTO is where it’s at. Designed for the German market (sorry America, this ain’t for you) this vehicle can get to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds and has a 380 horsepower, 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine. You’ll practically feel the power vibrating out the seats!
11. HSV Gen-F GTS Maloo
All we can say is that this car is stunning and we are green with envy that it’s only in Australia. One of the country’s most powerful production cars, it offers a unique look, large AP brakes and a 577 horsepower, 6.2-liter LSA engine. With those specs, we’re sure all the other sports cars on the road are ready to head for the curb.
10. Honda Civic Type R
Sleek, comfortable and designed for those who love a unique flair, the Civic Type-R hasn’t even made it onto European roads, let alone in the United States. And don’t hold your breath because it’s not coming. It’s too bad too because Honda does so well in the American market, however this car may just be too much for our drivers to handle.
9. Nissan March NISMO
This compact economy car is absolutely stunning and is designed with parts that most racing vehicles would be envious to have. With functional aerodynamics, stiffer suspension and stickier tires, this can is a powerhouse in a small package. Unfortunately, Nissan bypassed the U.S. market with its release, so you can only read about it instead of drive it.
8. Subaru Levorg
The Levorg is a stylish station wagon that has the versatility and sport aesthetic of the WRX. Not only is it cool, but the customization available is out of this world, with a wide variety of engines and interior trims to choose from. Sadly, you can only obtain a Levorg in Japan.
7. Alfa-Romeo Giulietta
The Alfa-Romeo Giuletta definitely sounds classy and fancy, but sadly you can’t purchase it in the United States. A popular car line in Italy, you’ll have to travel to the likes of Milan for this luxury vehicle. We personally love the name, it just rolls right off the tongue!
6. Chevrolet Orlando
The Chevrolet Orlando may make you think of Florida; however, it’s NEVER been sold in the United States. What a tease! The car is actually only available in Canada, Korea and Europe. Considered to be a compact, multipurpose vehicle, it released the first diesel engine model in Korea back in 2015.
5. Ford EcoSport
It seems Ford likes to introduce great cars and then pull them away from the U.S. market like a mean Indian giver. (Be nice to your consumers, Ford). The Ford EcoSport is a crossover SUV and its currently only available in South America, Mexico, Japan and Europe. However, U.S. customers may get a chance to enjoy this ride in 2018. Keep your fingers crossed.
4. Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger is a well-known truck in the Ford pickup line that was sold in the United States from 1983-2011. However, the model ceased production for the North American market, becoming a Europe exclusive. Thankfully, you Ranger fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because the truck will be returning in the 2019 model year.
3. Lada Vesta
One of the most popular vehicles manufactured in Russia, the Lada Vesta is only sold in the country; however, insiders expect that it could make its way to Europe in the near future. The car was first presented in 2014 at the Moscow International Auto Salon and went into production in 2015. To this day, it’s one of the best selling cars on the Russian market.
2. Lotus Elise
A car that wouldn’t look too out of place in the near future, the Lotus Elise used to be sold in the United States up until 2011. Sadly, the company had to pull production from the country because it let its waiver expire that allowed their cars to bypass using smart airbags. While some may mourn the loss of the vehicle, we prefer that our cars have the latest technology.
1. Toyota Hilux
If you want the off-road power of the Toyota Hilux, you’re fresh out of luck. This pickup truck is available worldwide (Japan, Canada, North Korea, South Korea, India, etc.) except for the good ‘ole USA. It’s a shame to because the speed, agility and design of the Hilux really brings Toyota to a whole new level.