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    Smart's problems mean sales will likely be under 100,000 units for 2010

    Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The sad tale of Smart, especially in the U.S. market, is a prime example of the adage to "be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Smart has faced multiple problems, ranging from its design to its execution. On the ...

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    Smart ForTwo sales drop dramatically, can electric version lift the brand?

    2009 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's really no secret that sales of the gas-powered Smart Fortwo have dwindled down to almost nothing in the U.S., but when you put some numbers up, the Fortwo's slump becomes even more apparent. During the small car's ...

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    Penske holds positive outlook for Smart brand amidst dwindling sales

    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Having only a single model in your stable can be problematic. Why? If public interest in that sole offering wanes, tough times are sure to follow. Buyers can't possibly resist the cute, tiny Fortwo right? Wrong. Sales have tanked ...

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    Get smart: first U.S. incentive to buy a fortwo now available

    2008 smart fortwo - Click above image for high-res gallery
    Penske Automotive Group, distributors of the smart fortwo here in the United States, recorded an impressive 24,622 total sales of the diminutive city car in 2008, and dealers widely reported that they could have sold even more had they ...

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    smart USA sells fortwo number 20,000

    When smart first decided to offer its diminutive fortwo in the United States, the automaker and Penske, the U.S. distributor, pegged a goal of 20,000 sales for its first year. That mark has come and gone, a full two months ahead of schedule. In early August, we heard that Penske had raised its ...

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    smart sales skyrocket in Canada

    The 3,152 smart fortwos that Daimler has sold this year in Canada through the end of September represent a gain of 46% over the same period last year. That is the single largest year-on-year gain ever recorded in Canada. There are a number of reasons for the sales increase, with high fuel prices ...

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    Smart USA sales off to good start; will they last?

    After just over two months of sales in the U.S., the Smart ForTwo is moving out of dealerships at a good clip. So far sixty-seven of the planned one hundred Smart USA dealers are in operation and the company sold 1,734 cars in February. Since the first cars were delivered in mid-January, a total of ...


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