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While the brand was not launched until by Daimler-Benz, the project to design the Micro Compact Car AG began in the by Nicholas Hayek, the CEO of Swatch At the time, he felt a significant of the automobile market was being so his plan was to design a small and car that would be perfect for living in the city. Initially, the car was as the Swatchmobile.

Smart Car History

to joining with Daimler-Benz, had reached an agreement with in 1991 to share in the development, and sales of the Swatchmobile. In 1993, a in leadership at Volkswagen led to the project scrapped, as it competed directly the Lupo, the Volkswagen version of a car. Hayek saw this and approached other carmakers, led to the agreement with Daimler-Benz.

While Hayek wanted to Swatch within the name of the Daimler-Benz wanted something neutral. In the end, Smart was the Not only did it represent the idea what they were to create, but internally, it was an acronym for Mercedes Art. Over the few years, Hayek and Daimler-Benz time setting up the company and a purpose-built plant to manufacture the

Smart Cars in America

cars were not introduced in America until late when Mercedes Benz began to sell the Fortwo in Initially, sales were high, and prospective owners had to long wait times to get vehicles, particularly in major areas. Sales have since then, but are consistently in Western Canada, particularly than anywhere else in America.

Prior to 2008, the only cars found in the U.S. imported through grey This means there new or used Smart cars had been imported into the through channels other the official distributor. These can be imported but have to be modified to stringent U.S. safety and regulations. Vehicles from could not be imported as the diesel did not meet the emissions testing

Smart Car Models

The first cars were launched in European countries in late The first model to hit the roads was the City-Coupe, which was a two-seater, rear-engine vehicle. In 2000, the City-Cabrio was added, which was a version of the City-Coupe. In 2003 and the line was increased to include the and the Forfour—both four-door, four-passenger, drive vehicles. At the same the City-Coupe was renamed the Fortwo to with the new naming convention.

Unfortunately, even with the expansion, Smart cars losing money in Europe. As a production of the Roadster and Forfour discontinued, and the plans for an SUV were In 2006, Smart was liquidated and into Daimler-Benz. Smart are now part of the Mercedes-Benz car division of Only the Fortwo model is in both coupe and convertible

Smart Car Products and Technologies

In Daimler-Benz announced that it be bringing Smart cars to in 2008. In the first quarter, USA dealerships were created and marketing the Fortwo in the U.S. The Fortwo sold in the U.S. was a vehicle. In 2011, there three different versions of the available in the U.S. the cabriolet, the and the pure. The cabriolet, or passion is a convertible and is currently the most version of the Fortwo on the market. The coupe is the mid-level priced and features a sunroof. Pure is the low most basic version of the

An electric drive version of the came in 2012. It was announced in with trial sales in the UK 2010. In the U.S. it is called a car, even though it is electric powered. It is the most Smart car for sale at almost the price of the Passion cabriolet. It has a of 120 to 150 miles and a top speed of 80 mph. To charge the vehicle, it must be into a standard 120 AC volt for five to six hours.

The current models for sale are the second of this vehicle and have in production since 2007. In Daimler-Benz began production of the generation of the Fortwo models. In to producing a new version of the Fortwo, is working with Renault-Nissan. As a Renault has a two-seater car based on the version of the Smart Fortwo.

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