Blog: Dave LeggettSmart ForTwo for US

Dave Leggett | 24 June 2006

I am hearing that an announcement is likely next week that the Smart ForTwo will be sold by DaimlerChrysler in the US, as a deal has been done with a US distributor. With gas prices high, it might seem that now is the ideal time for the little City car, especially in major metropolitan areas - east and west coast - where small cars and imports sell well. It faces plenty of competition though (for example in the shape of Honda's Fit) and the exchange rate is pretty unfavourable, so it remains to be seen what impact the move will have on the beleaguered and loss-making Smart brand. Worth a shot though and the ForTwo gets replaced next year.

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