Request for Question Clarification by
03 Jul 2006 18:13 PDT
Dear Dr. Crutchfield,
DaimlerChrysler AG will begin selling its fuel-efficient, two-seat
Smart Car in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2008.
The car will be distributed by auto retailer UnitedAuto Group Inc.,
which will be responsible for awarding potential dealers and
developing and maintaining a Smart vehicle dealership network
throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Smart launched the ForTwo in Canada in 2004, and last year it sold
about 4,000 models.
The smart Fortwo was introduced in Canada in the 2004 calendar year
and sold through Mercedes-Benz dealers.
"Currently, all Smart Cars sold in the United States are grey market
vehicles -modified versions of the smart Fortwo sold by some
dealerships. U.S. Federal regulations allow certain grey market
importing in large quantities provided the vehicles are modified and
tested to conform to U.S. safety and emissions regulations.
Appropriate certifications for safety (DOT) and emissions (EPA) have
been obtained by Zap Motors, who purchase the car from a direct
importer, but are not an official distributor of Smart vehicles.
Daimler-Chrysler is currently (June, 2006) involved in a lawsuit
against many or all such distributers."
Smart Car Canada
Here are a few dealers in Toronto.
smart Centre Thornhill
228 Steeles Ave W
smart Centre Midtown
849 Eglinton Ave E
smart Centre Downtown
761 Dundas St E
Does this suffice as an answer to your question?