It is basically an eighth-gen Honda Civic Sedan with a different grille. Before the CSX was the EL. Nothing that important.
They were basically just the Geo of the north except they got a cool rebadged Pontiac LeMans called the Optima SE and Optima GT. They also made the Sunrunner and Sunfire and originally the brand was called Passport.
Not too special as it is a rebadged Suzuki Verona which we received in the United States. But it is still pretty nice lookin’. Sorta.
Based of of the Lacetti (which wasn’t sold here, and if it somehow was, I’ve never seen one) is the Optra. It was sold in Canada and in China it was the Buick Excelle and in the Land Down Under it’s the Holden Viva.
I don’t get it, Chevy. You are going to sell an MPV in Canada named after a US city without it actually selling there. Please explain.
We did have the Accent Hatch, but it was killed when the Accent was redesigned. They have a nice new one in Canada, though.
The older one sold in the US but not the sleeker newer one. Canada just doesn’t want us to have a decent compact MPV. Shame on them.
Yes, in the older days of Canada they sold those boxy Lada cars. Primarily just the Niva and sedan things (honestly I forgot the name).
- Mercedes Benz B-Class (first generation)
The first gen MB B-Class was pretty ugly and weird so I can see why they didn’t sell it in the US. It just didn’t appeal to us I guess. Neither did the newer (now dead) ED one.
The Micra is a cute little hatch that is sold pretty much everywhere that has Nissan. Except for USA, though. Hopefully we get the redesign when Canada does.
- Nissan X-Trail (first-generation)
The newest X-Trail is sold as the Rogue in the US. Kind of a bummer we missed out on the older X-Trail but if it were a newer car (like the Micra) we were missing out on I would be more disappointed.
Basically an Aveo (Hatch and Sedan) with a Pontiac badge. Nothing too special in my opinion.
Yes. They sold TVR in Canada. Let me guess, everyone is heading north now? Okay I think so. WAIT! I AM COMING WITH YOU!