A Simple Explanation Why America Doesn't Get European HatchbacksRaphael Orlove1/02/14 4:40pmFiled to: RegulationCar Laws43137EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkEurope is overrun with small hatchbacks, but you can only buy a handful of them in the United States. Why is that? One Redditor gave a simple, clear explanation why.There are all kinds of hatchbacks (and other cars) we never see on US roads that are for sale in Europe like the new BMW 1 series, the VW Polo, the Audi A1, the Toyota Aygo or Auris, and a whole lot more from car companies that don't even sell in the US at all (the recently-praised Peugeot 308 springs to mind.) When one Redditor posted this picture of their not-for-US Nissan Micra giving an adorable happy new year message on the dash, another user wondered why that car isn't for sale in the US.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.