Micro-car Gaining Popularity In The U.S.

The Smart, built by DaimlerChrysler, retails for $11,000, can park in half a regular space, and gets 60MPG.

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December 30, 2004, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @planetizen


"The Smart, built by DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes Car Group, is a two-seat micro-car popular in the crowded cities of Europe that's making its way to the United States. It's the extreme edge of a wave of little cars inspired by the success of BMW AG's Mini Cooper, with Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and others poised to bring super-small products to the United States from overseas markets... The size is marketed as ideal for navigating city streets."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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