Smart has never really had any luck in North America. Their best year in sales was in 2014 when they sold 10,453 vehicles. Since then, sales have been steadily declining thanks to low gas prices and consumers going to crossovers and SUVs. Because of this, Smart is making a drastic decision.
Could the pint-sized electric vehicle from smart possibly defeat iconic performance cars in a drag race? No, of course not. But it makes for one entertaining advertisement with a great knockout punch at the end.
The new alliance pledges to work together to develop a common fuel cell stack and other items that will lead to volume production of fuel cells, cost savings through economy of scale, and make an affordable fuel cell vehicle a reality.
Late last night the folks behind the scenes of Forza Motorsport 4 announced the contents of the May TopGear car pack – adding 10 new vehicles to the incredible driving simulator including vehicles like the 2012 Chrysler 300C SRT8, the 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4, the 1977 AMC Pacer X, the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT and more.
If you are Smart, what do you do when your cars are a complete flop in the North American market? Why, you produce a concept for the area's largest car show of the year that snootily tells your market why they suck. That's what.
The Los Angeles Design Challenge has been won with a car that most Americans have learned to ignore: the smart, which is made by Mercedes-Benz. This is the second year in a row designers for smart have won the competition.
Daimler and the Penske Auto Group are in the process of transitioning the distribution rights, management, sales and marketing activities of smart USA from Penske Automotive Group to Mercedes-Benz USA. The transition should be completed by the end of June.
Daimler, the parent company of smart, Vito and Mercedes-Benz, is showcasing its electric vehicles at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. It is the first European automaker to show its wares at the summit.
Smart it reaching out to the Apple lifestyle with the launch of its first iPad app. Called “Ideas in Motion,” the app presents an interactive history of great visions and visionaries for the brand that seems to be somewhat lacking vision for its future in the United States.