For Chinese car buyers interested in a
, the real deal will finally be available.
head of sales and marketing, Klaus Maier, said yesterday that the city car will be
available in China
starting in the middle of 2009. For a while now, domestic manufacturers have been selling vehicles that look suspiciously similar to the ForTwo (some with a battery-powered drivetrain, see
has apparently realized there's a market for the city car and Maier told journalists yesterday that, "I am happy to announce that Smart, the original micro compact car, is coming to
next year. If you've spent any time on the streets of Beijing, you know that it is the perfect place for creative solutions to urban mobility." Or uncreative ones, if you're not too concerned about intellectual property.