So is all lost. Not quite if Honda looks at its Euro-spec Civic. Granted Honda sells only the hatchback version in EU but the sheet-metal is much more attractive than the NAFTA version. It looks much more tightly drawn.
|European market Civic|
|North American market Civic Si|
You will see a bigger contrast in the interior.
Check this out …
|European Civic interior|
|American Civic Interior|
Obviously the Eurospec interior on the left looks far better than the American Civic Si on the right.
Ford tried this strategy to sell us warmed over older vintage Focii(?) while selling brand new designs in Europe. Ford finally saw the wisdom in getting us the lastest version.
Well, those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.