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SMART News:SMART Exits North America


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We've been reporting that the future of SMART in the U.S. was uncertain. In an email to TechCrunch, Daimler has announced that SMART will end sales of their one model, the SMART EQ Fortwo, at the end of this model year.  Mercedes-Benz dealers in the US and Canada will continue to service and support SMART owners. The SMART EQ Fortwo is a electric only vehicle with a range of about 58 miles. SMART stopped selling the gasoline version of the car after 2017

Daimler is not killing the brand entirely. They have joined with Chinese manufacturer Geely to produce the SMART brand for China and other global markets. 

SMART vehicles are the primary vehicle in car sharing company Car2Go's fleets.  Car2go recently rebranded to ShareNow in partnership with BMW and has added CLA and GLA models to its fleet.  


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Bye Bye SMART.  No buyers = no sales.  NOBODY in the USA wants a subcompact car.  NOBODY.

IF BMW was smart, they would either electrify the Mini Cooper or stop selling them here.  At least Mini Coopers had a USP that people bought into.  Smart never did.

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2 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

Bye Bye SMART.  No buyers = no sales.  NOBODY in the USA wants a subcompact car.  NOBODY.

IF BMW was smart, they would either electrify the Mini Cooper or stop selling them here.  At least Mini Coopers had a USP that people bought into.  Smart never did.

I would take any Mini Cooper over any Smart car. Absolutely overpriced garbage. 

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26 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

Bye Bye SMART.  No buyers = no sales.  NOBODY in the USA wants a subcompact car.  NOBODY.

IF BMW was smart, they would either electrify the Mini Cooper or stop selling them here.  At least Mini Coopers had a USP that people bought into.  Smart never did.

Making it an all electric with such a tiny range really extra double dog did them in. 58 miles is pathetic. Electric lawnmowers run longer than that.

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19 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Is that you

Now who’s getting personal?

 

Oh and I don’t drink so I don’t require the DUI special to get around town. This is literally an everyday occurrence in my home state and that’s normally after the drunks have already crashed their mopeds. 

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Smart should be sold in 2nd/3rd world countries, where a cheap, small car is all they can afford.  Or as an EV brand in China as a low cost EV for those that can't afford a bigger car because cars are pretty expensive in China.  Outside of that, there is no point in the Smart brand.

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1 hour ago, smk4565 said:

Smart should be sold in 2nd/3rd world countries, where a cheap, small car is all they can afford.  Or as an EV brand in China as a low cost EV for those that can't afford a bigger car because cars are pretty expensive in China.  Outside of that, there is no point in the Smart brand.

Problem is that if they are anything like they are here then they’re really not that cheap. Just overpriced junk. 

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10 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Whatever you are doing...

So ask yourself what it is you are doing, stop it, then Ill do the same...

 

MOM, HE'S COPYING MEEEE!!!

Dude I am not on a downvote mission right now. 

:roflmao:  You are a silly boy

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