Smart and Nissan recently signed an agreement to launch a new five-door compact car in America in the next 15 months. The car will sport a smart badge and looks kinda like the old smart forfour, but it’s built upon the platform of the new Nissan Micra. Sizewise the car seems to be a more reasonable choice for Americans than the tiny smart fortwo. And after all, they have a network of 75 dealer across the States, and this will keep them in business for a while!
“We are faced with continuing customer demand fora smart car with more seating capacity,” explained Roger Penske, Chairman of the Penske Automotive Group. “Sales and service of the five seater will be carried out exclusively by our approximately 75 smart dealerships in the United States. Together with Nissan, we will bring tomarket a fully equipped small car for our customers and dealers in the USA. It will fit in well with the smart brand.”