What is the Honda City?

Honda City

The Honda City is a subcompact sedan that was first revealed by Honda in 1981. The car was meant for Japan and other select markets like Australia and Europe, which is why it was initially produced as a hatchback. At that time, hatchbacks were popular in Europe, and Honda was … Read more

What is the Kia Cerato?

Kia Cerato

Kia is a Korean automotive brand that manufactures vehicles of all shapes and sizes. One such car in their roster is the Kia Cerato that has been in production since 2003. In America, the same car is called the Kia Forte, while in Europe, it is known as the Kia … Read more

What is the Toyota Avanza?

2016 Toyota Avenza

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Toyota Avanza isn’t a vehicle developed by Toyota. Instead, the Japanese marque Daihatsu makes it (called the Daihatsu Xenia), and both brands sell the vehicle with different names. This was made possible due … Read more

What is the Suzuki Wagon R?

Suzuki Wagon R

A kei car from Suzuki in Wagon R guise. One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. Suzuki is a Japanese automotive brand that is known for its cars and motorcycles. But it is their smaller vehicles that get the most attention … Read more

What is the Honda BR-V?

2022 Honda BR-V

The Honda BR-V is one in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Honda BR-V is a sub-compact crossover introduced by the Japanese automotive brand in 2016. Honda took this route since it wanted to infiltrate the lower-end crossover market. So, they … Read more

What is the Kia Picanto?

Kia Picanto

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Kia Picanto is a small hatchback that was introduced in 2004. The Korean brand brought it to the market as a viable and practical city car that would appeal to buyers looking for … Read more

What is the Toyota Fortuner?

2021 Toyota Fortuner

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size SUV built by this Japanese brand since 2004. The Fortuner came to replace the highly successful 4Runner, as it was discontinued in most global markets (but not in … Read more

What is the Suzuki Alto?

Suzuki Alto

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Suzuki Alto is a microcar, better known as a Kei car in the Japanese market. The term ‘kei’ stands for light automobile, which is certainly true for the Alto since it is extremely … Read more