Vehicles That Have Been Banned In The US

The United States is the birthplace of many great vehicles. Ford, Chevy, and Chryslers are Still, there are a lot of cars that will never be sold to American consumers thanks to incredibly strict automobile requirements to protect drivers and passengers.

Across the globe, manufacturers design cars to suit their country’s needs or driving culture but those same ideas don’t always resonate with the rules for cars in the US Whether it was for violating safety regulations, being too fast to drive or just being downright odd, here is a list of vehicles that you will never find in the United States.

2004 VW Beetle

VW Beetle
Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images
Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

The Volkswagen Beetle has a history spanning all the way back to the late 1930s and over 21 million have been made and sold since then.

Its 2003 and 2004 models mark the ending of the Volkswagen Beetle era and sadly those last few models were banned by the NHTSA and weren’t allowed to be sold before the German brand moved onto other models like the Passat and the Tiguan.