Smart Cars, the exotic Italian sports cars are best to the attention of other drivers’ when you are driving down the road. But small “Smart car,” as most people refer to it, it turns as many heads, but in this case, a Smart is about fuel economy and efficiency, not performance.
Smart began in 1993 a joint venture between Daimler-Benz and Swiss watchmaker swatch, creating a company known as the Micro Compact Car AG headquartered in Biel, Switzerland. “City cars” Its was to Build quality and engineering expertise of Mercedes-Benz, and the swatch would contribute to the design philosophy of its funky. Other two-passenger Smart City-Coupe was designed for urban areas of Europe, and a specific focus placed on fuel economy and easy parking. The City-Coupe might theoretically be able to park perpendicular to the parallel-parking.
For a small car such as, Smart created a “tridion” safety cell to assure the City-Coupe will say that the impacts from the exponentially larger vehicles. Side effects protected by steel door beams and reinforced axles. Daimler-Benz bought a swatch immediately after the introduction of the City-Coupe’s just as Smart began to generate hype around the world to take its revolutionary personal transportation. Initial sales began nine continental European countries in 1998, and the car proved popular with consumers.
The success led to the eventual expansion of the Smart car brand, with the introduction of additional Smart models, including the Roadster and Roadster-Coupe in 2003 and the Forfour sedan in 2004. Reaction to these model lines lukewarm at best, but, as consumers and found them to be overpriced. This failure led to the dramatic problem of wealth Smart eventually puts Daimler Chrysler’s chopping block before CEO Dieter Zetsche saved it is the business model built around the City-Coupe, which had been renamed Smart Fortwo.
More than 770,000 units of the countries 36 years later, the Fortwo second generation debuted With only a little increase in the size, and the general appearance of the iconic city car left, but the transfer of the inner auto manual often-criticized in 2006 found significant changes in safety was improved. Great news, however, was that the Smart would be expanding into the United States, where rising gas prices shifted the market toward more small cars and spare. While no mainstream car that embodies better than the Fortwo those two criteria, only time will tell if the Americans ever laughed Smart embrace the way Europeans and others around the world.