Well, the Smart
series of cars finally coming to the United States. DaimlerChrysler announced last week that the iconic and fuel-efficient little vehicles would be available for sale here as imports in 2008. While the various smart cars
have been selling well in Europe since their debut in 1998, the three model versions that will be available in America will be updated from the current smart fortwo
. The smart vehicles will be available in the U.S. through the UnitedAuto Group, which currently have 172 dealer
franchises around the country. A four-person smart is nowhere on the American horizon, since DaimlerChrysler signed a deal with Mitsubishi
Motors Corporation to stop producing the smart forfour.
DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman of the Board of Management and head of Mercedes
Car Group Dieter Zetsche said he was, "convinced that the smart fortwo as an innovative, ecological and agile city car will soon become just as familiar a sight on the streets of New York, Miami or Seattle, as it is today in Rome, Berlin or Paris."