Where are they? That’s what Don Hammonds of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette seems to be asking in his article about the models displayed by Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors at the North American International Auto Show ( NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan.
“They” referred to subcompact and compact vehicles.

As  posted here on Autoblog, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan will soon be bringing such vehicles  to the U.S ( Yaris, Fit, and Versa, respectively). But except for the Chevrolet Aveo (pictured), none of the domestics have anything comparable. Hammonds believes such an omission is a terrible oversight, similar to the domestic automakers’ reaction to the first wave of Japanese compacts back in the '70s and '80s.

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