Ten great cars not for sale in the United States

James Raia

Plenty of great choices, sedans to sports cars, hardtop convertibles to pick-up trucks abound for car buyers in the United States. But there’s also a good selection of vehicles, the Chery A5 to the Wiesmann Roadster MF3, available in various part of the world — but not in the U.S.

Business Week.com has compiled a diverse list of cars it deems worthy and that may one day be available in the United States. It’s just that you can’t purchase any of cars now in the U.S.

Consider the HSU Maloo R8. The Guinness World Records book clocked the Maloo at 169 mph in 2006, making it the world’s fastest pickup truck. Since the early 1990s it has been built by Holden Special Vehicles, the high performance group of General Motor’s Australian subsidiary Holden.Ten great cars not for sale in the United States 1

And then there’s the Wiesmann Roadster MF3. Manufactured by hand in Dulmen, Germany, the retro-looking MF3 resembles a classic British roadster with same straight-six engine BMW uses in its M3 performance cars.

Here are the 10 cars BusinessWeek.com would like to see available in the United States. Where the vehicle is available is listed in parentheses, is followed by the base price of each car converted in the U.S dollars.

Abarth Punto Evo (Europe) $25,864

Chery A5 (Asia, Africa, Russia) $11,216

Citroën (South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, AsiaTen great cars not for sale in the United States 2
Price) $40,440

Fiat Qubo (Europe) $13,946

HSU Maloo R8 (Australia) $58,879

Opel Ampera (Europe) $39,069

Renault Wind (Europe) $24,261

Tata Indigo (India) $10,356

Wiesmann Roadster MF3 (Europe, Asia) $83,718

Lancia Ypsillon Elle (Europe), $15,334

To read the complete BusinessWeek. com article, visit: Global Cars

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