For SMART Car owners, we service and repair the ForTwo and the Smart Roadster.
Interesting Facts and History
In 1993 Daimler partnered with Swatch, a Swiss watchmaker, to create the Micro Compact Car AG company, with headquarters in Biel, Switzerland. The company later moved to Germany. The goal was to produce a funky “city car” that would be engineered by Daimler and designed by Swatch.
The Smart Car debuted in 1998 in nine European countries and was instantly popular, leading to an expansion in models offered. The Roadster and Roadster-Coupe came out in 2003, followed by the Forfour Sedan in 2004. The new models did not do as well as expected, and Daimler considered discontinuing the brand entirely. Instead, Daimler refocused on the original City-Coupe, which had been renamed Fortwo. In 2006 a new model, slightly larger in size, was introduced and took the world by storm. New safety features and a redesigned transmission helped boost sales in 36 countries.
With skyrocketing fuel costs, the Smart Car was introduced in the United States in 2006. Looking for ways to cut costs, Americans began buying smaller, more fuel-efficient cars and hybrids. While the Smart Car is still considered a novelty in this country, sales are growing.
excerpts courtesy of ehow.com
So whether you’ve got a Fortwo or a Smart Roadster, we’ll be able to service and maintain it for you. Give us a ring or stop on by. We’d love to see what you’re driving and how we can help your investment. And let us know you found us on our SMART CAR page!