Honda may bring Japan-only cars to the U.S.
Honda’s cars first got the attention of the U.S. market when the gas crisis of the 70s first hit. Although no one is calling the high gas prices of today a crisis yet, it’s Honda to the rescue all over again. Honda is considering bringing over small fuel-efficient cars that it currently sells only in Japan.
Just like General Motors, Ford and Toyota, Honda doesn’t sell its smallest cars in the United States. But as concerns for prices at the pump become a long-term problem, Honda (like most of the competition) is looking to other markets for a quick and cheap solution. Unfortunately for fans of the Civic Type R, Honda is looking more for the mommies then the racers. The company is studying the demand for its compact Stream and Japanese version of the Odyssey, both of which would be classified as station wagons.