VIDEO from smart USA: smart fortwo, the Most Compact Vehicle Currently in Production, to Launch in USA in January 2008

Dec 06, 2007, 00:00 ET from smart USA

    NEW YORK, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The shortest, most compact automobile
 currently in production will soon be launched in the world's largest
 automobile market, when the smart fortwo debuts in the United States in
 January, 2008. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG introduced this
 latest vehicle to the US market at a press briefing in Washington, DC.
See video from smart USA at: or on You Tube at: The smart fortwo is the right car at the right time for Americans, who are facing volatile fuel prices, increased urban congestion and a mindset of environmental responsibility. It offers a high level of comfort, agility, safety and ecology, and the vehicle concept is extremely practical. American enthusiasm and demand for the smart fortwo is already strong, as more than 30,000 people from all 50 states have placed a $99 deposit to secure a vehicle. Interest has come from a wide variety of consumers, including: first-time buyers looking for something affordable; urban dwellers looking for something functional and easy to park; baby boomers in need of a second or third car for commuting or for family members; and empty nesters who no longer require a large car/back seat. Approximately 70 selected dealerships will sell the fortwo in major cities across the country. 12NY07-0072