What the Fiat 500L and Ram ProMaster City also have in common is that they've largely flopped on our market and sell at a glacial pace. In the 500L's case, its one of the lowest rated vehicles on the market in both reliability and customer satisfaction. The Renegade has so far been a success, but that may just be the case of the Fiat Small platform following in the same footsteps of the CUSW, where they make one good, successful version while the rest of them fail on the market. Its possible that between that, the failure of the Dart, and the findings of field testing and consumer clinics, FCA has concerns that the Tipo won't sell here. If it doesn't make it over, I'm sure it will be for a good reason, yet one we may not learn until years later. It's not unheard of for a car to get shelved in development because it bombed in customer clinics or failed in durability testing. To give a recent example, a redesigned Ford Taurus was supposed to be released alongside the new Continental on the same platform. However, the Taurus bombed spectacularly in customer clinics. The Chinese were the only ones who liked it, thus that's the only country its currently sold in. Our tastes in cars are very different than the rest of the world, the Australians are the only ones whose taste in cars generally aligns with ours. That's both why American cars have only had limited success when exported and why numerous major global players such as Peugeot/Citroen, Renault, Opel, Suzuki, British Leyland, Mitsubishi, (pre-merger) Fiat, and the old European Fords such as the Sierra (Merkur XR4Ti) and Mondeo (Contour/Mystique) failed to find lasting success here. The Japanese got lucky in that they came over when we were being socked with gas shortages and the Big Four were filling the market with tens of thousands of dissatisfied customers who vowed to never buy another American car. Even then, it arguably wasn't until the 1982 Honda Accord and 1983 Toyota Camry that they had figured out how to build a car that appealed to the tastes of the mainstream American car market. Similarly, it wasn't until the 2006 Hyundai Sonata that the Koreans figured out the same, and they got lucky in that it was released when the Big Three and the smaller Japanese players were committing suicide. Hyundai is the reason why Suzuki and Isuzu are gone and Mitsubishi is hanging on by a thread. It was with the younger generations being more inclined towards smaller, sportier cars (we can thank the Japanese for that?) and the older generations being prodded into accepting smaller, more fuel-efficient cars thanks to numerous gas price spikes that allowed Detroit to finally globalize its product lines by adapting and reworking their European models for the home market.