Smart ForTwo to be sold in China
Daimler has announced it will start selling the ForTwo in China from next year.
Smart ForTwo meets success in the US
The Smart ForTwo is meeting a strong demand on the American Market since its launch, but
Smart ForTwo starts strongly in the US
Penske Auto Group, distributor of the Smart ForTwo in the US, has announced it had delivered 1,400 cars in January of this year.
Smart ForFour to return
Due to poor sales, Mercedes ceased the production of the ForFour in the middle of 2006 and ruled out a possible come back at that time. The company changed its mind and is serious considering bringing back the four door Smart model.
Martin Bubble unveiled on a car park at the Bologna Motor Show
Daimler must be in a mad rage as Martin Motors unveiled the Bubble model on a car park at the Bologna Motor Show. Indeed, the Italian importer of the Shuanghuan cars had been forbidden by an Italian court to show the Smart ForTwo's carbon copy at the Italian motorshow. But its CEO, stubborn, got round the court order in a clever and funny way.
Smart pre-orders exceed forecasts
In July I reported that the Smart ForTwo had generated 20,000 pre-orders. That was more than just good news. Actually, it was a big surprise. Due to go on sale on the American market next January, United Auto Group has already recorded 30,000 pre-orders according to Daimler CEO Dieter Zietsche in a interview with Automotive News. All customers made a deposit of $99 to ensure that they will be the first to be served when the city car hits the showroom. Moreover, 50,000 people visited the showrooms in order to try the ForTwo model.
Mercedes-Benz Cars records 11.8% increase in October
The German group Mercedes-Benz has recorded a 11.8% sales increase over the same period last year with 114,600 vehicles delivered. On the year-to-date sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars has delivered 1,056,900 vehicles which is a 1.9% increase compared to 2006.
20,000 pre-ordered Smart ForTwo
Could the U.S. market save Smart? According to Detroit News, the answer to this question could be a yes. Despite a price of around £5,900/€8,700/$12,000 for the entry model, more than 20,000 reservations have been made in total across the U.S. for the upcoming city car.