27. Alfa Romeo Giulietta
One of the brands that U.S. buyers have missed since the early 1990s is the Alfa Romeo. In 2012, Alfa announced its return to the states. As always, their new models are gorgeous and drive like a dream. But there’s something missing. It was a compact hatchback that Alfa never brought to America.
The best version they named the Giulietta Quadrifoglio features a 1.75-liter turbocharged engine with 235 HP. That is basically the same unit as in the 4C. It is a typical Italian hot hatch. It’s fast and capable of competing in the market segment. However, for some reason, Alfa Romeo didn’t think the Giulietta would be a good idea for America. So, unfortunately, U.S. drivers are left without a stylish alternative to the Mazda 3 or Ford Focus.