Volkswagen, Honda, Ford and Nissan don’t just sell cars in the US. When you travel to Europe you’re likely to see vehicles with familiar brandings, but whose body styles you don’t recognize. Add in a wider range of companies that sell in Europe and not North America, and the vehicle landscape becomes more diverse.

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Here is a list of some of the vehicles you can visit and rent on a European vacation. While none of the listed vehicles are available in the US, some may someday end up in the North American market, even as collector cars.

Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster is also sold as the Renault Duster in various markets. It’s a subcompact crossover, comparable in size to the Nissan Rogue Sport, with plenty to offer for a low price. Prices of the 2021 Dacia Duster start at around $19,180 USD.

Renault Clio


The Renault Clio is one of the safest cars in its class, thanks to automatic emergency braking with pedestrian sensors, park assist and other technologies. This supermini has been on the roadways since 1990, with the French automaker entering its fifth generation. 2021 Renault Clio starts at around $22,300 USD in the UK

ford kuga

The Ford Kuga is a small hatchback that is sold in three electrified variants along with petrol and diesel versions. It is Ford’s best-selling SUV in Europe. Like the Ford models in the US, the Kuga can be equipped with a large infotainment touch screen and high-quality sound system. The Kuga is one of the most popular vehicles in Europe and it costs the equivalent of around $36,871 USD in the UK to get started.

dacia sandero

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The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest-to-buy car on this list, but the compact car comes equipped with some key features despite its low price tag, including an adjustable steering wheel, LED headlights, and an infotainment system for the mid- and top-tier Is. trim level. The price remains low as it carries parts from the previous generation of the Renault Clio. A 2021 Dacia Sandero starts at the UK equivalent of around 13,500 USD.

Peugeot 208

The Peugeot 208 is a versatile hatchback and one of the most popular vehicles in Europe. In 2020 the Peugeot 208 was named Car of the Year by a panel of 60 automotive experts from European publications. A 2021 Peugeot 208 starts at around $22,100 USD in the UK

Volkswagen T-Roc

The Volkswagen T-Rock is a subcompact crossover SUV similar to the Volkswagen Taos. The T-Roc made its worldwide debut in August 2017 as Volkswagen’s fourth SUV in the European market. 2021 Volkswagen T-Roc starts at around $31,800 USD in the UK

Citroen C3

The Citron C3 is a supermini car that’s been around for a few decades. Citron is a French brand owned by its parent company Stellantis, which also owns Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler. The C3 replaced the Saxo in 2002 and is now in its third generation. A 2021 Citron C3 starts at around $19,500 USD in the UK

fiat panda

The Fiat Panda is a city car that once set the standard for small car design. The Italian brand developed the smaller Fiat in the late 1970s and continues to follow the same path today. The Fiat Panda City Cross Hybrid is the latest version of the third generation model, which is growing to meet the emissions demands. A 2021 Fiat Panda starts at around $16,300 USD.

opel corsa

The Opel Corsa is a Spanish-built supermini car that has been sold under several other brand badges in the past – including Chevrolet’s – and has spawned several other derivatives. In 1998 the Corsa was the best-selling car in the world with 910,839 vehicles sold across four continents. It is now one of the most popular four doors in South Africa. The 2021 Opel Corsa, sold under the Vauxhall badge in the UK, starts at around USD $20,400.

Skoda Octavia

The Octavia is a compact family car made by the Czech car manufacturer koda Auto. This five seater sedan is a spacious model with compact dimensions and commuter comfort. A 2021 Skoda Octavia starts at $34,700 USD in the UK

Nissan Micra

The Nissan Micra is a five-seater hatchback manufactured and marketed worldwide by Nissan. The lower-priced front-wheel drive Micra S, SV and SR are available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Although small in appearance, the tire space makes room for a host of surprisingly large interiors for the subcompact hatchback. The 2021 Nissan Micra starts at the UK equivalent of around US$19,252.

dacia jogger

The Dacia Jogger is the brand’s longest available vehicle. It has a third row, in which up to seven are seated. The crossover-van mashup of the popular Romanian brand, offers “the best price/residency ratio” in the European market. The meaning of name Jogar is “sport, nature and positive energy”. A 2021 Dacia Jogger starts at around $17,800 USD in the UK.

fiat 500

The Fiat 500 battery-electric city car was unveiled in Milan, Italy in March 2020. Thanks to its technology, the new 500 with Traffic Jam Assist is safer and more city-friendly than ever before. The technology monitors acceleration, braking, and keeps you in the middle of the lane of travel at any speed or traffic condition. A 2021 Fiat 500 starts at the equivalent of USD$32,300 in the UK.

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is one of the most popular vehicles on the list. The Daily Driver boasts class-leading technology and good use of space, along with excellent road etiquette and comfort. A refreshed version of the car, the 2022 Volkswagen Polo, is expected to debut in the UK for the equivalent of $25,000 USD when it goes on sale later this year.

cupra leone

The Cupra Leon is a Spanish-made hatchback known as a family sports car. The Cupra is a direct adaptation of the existing fourth-generation family hatch-based SUV. Leon is accelerating from zero to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. A 2021 Cupra Leon starts at the equivalent of around $43,200 USD in the UK.