Gallery: Look at All These Neat Cars North Americans Can't Buy

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

Wandering the floor of the 2016 Paris Motor Show and driving around the streets of Paris, we were constantly reminded of all the cool/weird/obscure cars we can’t buy as North Americans.

From Citroens and Peugeots to Suzukis and Renaults, there are many entire brands we can’t buy, but there are also a lot of vehicles from automakers like Mercedes, Audi, and BMW that aren’t shipped to our shores.

For example, we can’t buy an Alfa Romeo Mito or Giulietta, a BMW 1 Series, an Audi Q1, Q2, or RS6 Wagon, a Mercedes-Benz CLA Wagon, Mazda6 Wagon, Ford Fusion Wagon or even an Opel Insignia Wagon. (That’s a lot of wagons.)

Flip through the gallery above to check out some of the cars we saw roaming around the Paris Motor Show that North Americans can’t buy. And remember, this is just a tiny fraction of cars we saw that we can’t get … we ate too many croissants to take more photos.

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 30, 2016

    Peugeot 208 GTi looks very nice on the inside. AWD Suzuki Ignis would be a winner. Aixam Coup quadricycle looks interesting