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US Gets smart ForTwo Iceshine Special Edition

Hot on the heels of the Sharpred Special Edition that’s hitting the US right this summer, smart USA will be offering the 2013 smart ForTwo Iceshine model in the fall. There will be a grand total of 1,800 Iceshine units produced, and 300 of them—that’s just one-sixth of the total—will be sent to the United States. Production starts in September, and this edition is set to get two colors: an all-white unit and an azure blue variant. The US units will only sport the all-white color trim, however. The interior has black seats decked in leather and have white backrests and white stitching. In addition, the car gets power steering,… Continue Reading »


Smart USA Delivers its First Retail Fortwo Electric Drive

Mindy Kimball, a resident of Silver Spring, MD and a US Army Major, was the recipient of the first retail edition of the smart fortwo electric drive, delivered straight to her home by smart USA, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group. As part of the ceremony of its maiden delivery, PAG Chairman Roger Penske was on hand to give the keys, along with smart USA President Jill Lajdziak. “This is a groundbreaking day for smart in the United States,” stated Lajdziak. “We are extremely excited to add the smart fortwo electric drive to the smart product lineup, solidifying our position as a key player in transportation electrification.” Kimball, 36, is… Continue Reading »


smart now in the Hawaiian Islands

Smart USA has chosen a new dealer for the Hawaiian islands, with the latest progress of intensifying the company’s dealer network into its 37th state. This new dealership will be handled by the Hawaii Automotive Retailing Group. Called the smart center Honolulu, this latest venture would be launched later this month. According to the President of smart USA, Jill Lajdziak, venturing in to the Hawaiian market is a very important highlight for the smart brand. The smart fortwo’s tiny size, agility and its awesome fuel efficiency would make the vehicle a perfect fit for the Hawaiian island. The smart USA is under the Penske Automotive Group, a selected Hawaii Automotive… Continue Reading »


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