Forbidden Fruit: It’s Completely Absurd These 10 Incredible Vehicles Are NOT Sold In The U.S.

We wish they would make it over to our shores, but it's not likely

[Photo: VW]

2) Volkswagen Touareg

This isn’t the case of “Volkswagen should sell it here,” so much as it is “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” As we’ve learned in each generation of the Touareg, Volkswagen’s flagship SUV is an understated, yet capable machine by way of its air suspension and locking rear differential. The down side is that all that engineering and technology made the Touareg expensive in our market.

That led Volkswagen to develop the U.S. market-specific Atlas instead, as a more affordable three-row family hauler. The Atlas is a good car in its own right, mind you, but it’s just not the same capable rig that the Touareg was, as a compromise to reach the lower price tag. The Touareg is still available in global markets, though it’s not likely to make its way back here anytime soon.