One solution is for GM to start building the car in the U.S. and latest reports claim that’s exactly what it will do for the next-generation Corsa. "We want the car as a Saturn in the U.S. and we certainly don’t want to import it from Europe," GM product czar Bob Lutz told Automotive News Europe. Unfortunately, Americans will have to wait a number of years for the car because the current model isn’t due for replacement until 2012.
Ford is also bringing one its successful European model to the States. The Blue Oval plans to sell an Americanized version of the Fiesta, which it previewed at the recent Detroit Auto Show in the form of the Verve3 Concept.