C’mon, you know the reason why…
By Brendan Moore
Because the US market is ah, special, auto manufacturers that sell cars in the US often don’t sell some of their models in America (and therefore all of North America) that are popular elsewhere.
So some good small cars like the VW Polo, many cars with diesel engines that get great fuel economy but cannot pass emissions in the US, and occasionally, some performance cars that are made in such limited numbers that it’s not worth getting the vehicles certified (crash-testing, emissions, etc.) are absent from our shores.
And, in the last few years, wagons. Yes, there are some wagons sold by foreign manufacturers in the US. And, there are certainly other station wagons sold by manufacturers (foreign and domestic) that are missing in action in the US market. The Honda Accord, the subject of this piece, is one.