5 Cars We Wish Were Available in Scandinavia

Despite the rich variety of car models available in Scandinavian markets, not all globally produced cars find their way to our roads.

Numerous factors, including strategic decisions, market demands, profit margins, and business logic, influence the selection of cars available in our region. Here, we explore five intriguing vehicles designed for foreign markets, often beyond Europe, that we would love to see in Scandinavia.


General Motors boasts an array of captivating electric models (not so profitable right now), such as the Chevrolet Blazer EV featured in Barbie’s cinematic adventures.

Image: Chevrolet

However, the Chevrolet Bolt, launched in the USA in 2017 and recently restyled, could be a more fitting addition for the European market. Boasting a modern design, high-quality interiors, and dimensions suitable for European roads, the Bolt comes in two versions: the EV sedan and the EUV crossover, with a more SUV-like appearance.

With a cost of around $30,000 in the USA, the Bolt features a 150 kW motor and a 65 kWh battery, offering a range of up to 416 km for the Bolt EV and 402 km for the Bolt EUV, comparable to the BYD Dolphin. And that’s why could be so interesting and one of the most affordable electric models.


Ok, maybe not the best car or the most beautiful in the world. But a cheap proposal we need (especially in Denmark!)

Image: Fiat Brazil

The Fiat Argo, a compact car from the Italy-based brand, is currently exclusive to South American markets and is produced in Brazil. Measuring 4 meters in length, it could fill the gap left by the Fiat Punto and Panda, no more sold in Scandinavia, partially addressed by the Fiat 600, which is, however, a crossover.

Featuring a modern design, spacious interiors, and up-to-date infotainment systems compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Fiat Argo is equipped with engines from the new FireFly family. Options include a 3-cylinder 1.0L with 77 HP, a 4-cylinder 1.3L with 109 HP, and a 4-cylinder 1.8L with 139 HP.


The Ford Evos, a stylish sedan-crossover, introduced a new design direction for the Blue Oval brand in 2021 but is currently exclusively available in China. With a sporty and sophisticated design, the Evos could be Ford’s answer to models like the Peugeot 408.

Image: Ford

Featuring a sleek interior with a 1.1-meter touch panel, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 27-inch infotainment screen, the Evos is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder EcoBoost gasoline engine generating 238 HP and 376 Nm of torque. The vehicle comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.


The Kia K8, a stunning sedan with modern design and advanced technology, is exclusively sold in the United States. Despite its potential limited sales volume, especially in fleets, the K8 could offer an appealing option. The first Kia model to showcase the new logo, the K8 features premium interiors with dual curved displays, yacht-inspired aesthetics, and various engine options.

Image: Kia

For the European market, the 1.6 Hybrid with 230 HP seems a viable choice, alongside a GPL version and two petrol versions, including the powerful 3.5L with 300 HP – impossibile to see in Scandinavia. Notably, there are no diesel offerings, aligning with the fuel preferences in the United States and with the hatred of European-Scandinavian governments.

LYNK & CO 02

Lynk & Co, primarily known in Europe for the compact SUV 01, also has an extensive range in China. At the base of its lineup is the Lynk & Co 02, a compact hatchback with SUV influences.

While it may not make it to our roads, given its 2018 origin, the Lynk & Co 02 is expected to be the name of the brand’s first electric model, designed for Europe and possibly based on the compact SEA platform like the Volvo EX30 and Smart #1.

Source: NordiskBil and official Press Releases of car makers

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