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.
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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.
SOURCE smart USA