European auto shows are a lot of fun, mainly because we get to see all the cool (and sometimes not so cool) cars that North Americans don’t get.
Roaming the floors of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, there were a ton of little European hatches, wagons, diesels, and cars of all types not offered on our continent. North Americans don’t get a lot of cars Europeans do for a lot of reasons: Stricter North American regulations and emissions standards, wildly different tastes and needs in cars, and the fact that some automakers just don’t operate here.
A few cars we spotted at the Geneva show that we can’t get here include a Ford Focus ST wagon, Subaru Levorg, Opel Adam, Alfa Romeo Mito and Giulietta, Suzuki Swift, and even a diesel Subaru Forester or Outback. A few automakers that don’t sell cars in North America include DS, Peugeot, Citroen, SEAT, Ssangyong, Suzuki, and Renault.
Flip through the gallery above to check out some Euro cars that North Americans can’t buy. Which ones would you like to bring to the U.S. and Canada? Let us know in the comments below!