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10,000 Smart Car Sold in USA



The smart center Bloomington, of Bloomington, Minnesota achieves sales milestone by selling the 10,000th Smart car in the United States market. In August of 2007 Canada’s smart division of Mercedes-Benz Canada delivered it's 10,000th Smart Car. Their important sales milestone happened just before the Smart's third anniversary in Canada.

With 16,378 U.S. sales through August, Smart is on pace to exceed its goal of selling 25,000 vehicles this year.
The same U.S. sales achievement was accomplished in a little under six months from the primary sales unveiling of the Smart in the United States.

If the same three fold increase occurs here as it did in Canada there will be over 100,000 Smart vehicles in zooming around a street near you in the next three year period.

smart USA Delivers 10,000th smart fortwo in the United States

Innovative Vehicle Reaches Significant Sales Milestone in Less Than Six Months

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG), delivered the 10,000th smart fortwo at smart center Bloomington, in Bloomington, Minnesota. This sales milestone was accomplished in less than six months from the initial sales launch of the vehicle in the United States.

The vehicle is attracting an overwhelming number of buyers who want a solution to high gas prices, a way to reduce their environmental footprint, plus a vehicle that offers urban mobility on congested city streets in a package that is fun to drive.

“This is a landmark sales figure in a very short timeframe, demonstrating that increasing numbers of U.S. drivers are discovering all that the smart fortwo has to offer,” said Dave Schembri, president of smart USA. “The smart fortwo has the opportunity to change the landscape of our highways by offering a powerful combination of fun-to-drive aspects, safety innovations and functionality – all with great fuel economy.”
The same sales achievement was accomplished in a little under six months from the primary sales unveiling of the Smart in the United States.

The smart fortwo went on sale in the United States in January 2008, and is available at 69 smart centers in 31 states.

Further information about smart USA can be found at smart USA - open your mind to the car that challenges the status quo.

ABOUT the smart fortwo and smart USA

smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. The smart fortwo is a brand of and is manufactured by Daimler AG. This technologically advanced vehicle achieves 41 mpg on the highway and is an ultra-low emissions vehicle, as certified by the State of California Air Resources Board. The vehicle is 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet tall and 5.1 feet wide and comes equipped with many functional and safety features found in most luxury models. smart is currently sold in 36 other countries, and more than 900,000 smart fortwos have been sold since 1998. The 2008 smart fortwo is available in three trim levels ranging in price from $11,590 to $16,5901. For more information visit the smart USA website – smart USA - open your mind to the car that challenges the status quo.

For 2008 models. Excludes tax, title, registration, destination charge, options and other dealer fees.

smart is a registered trademark of Daimler AG.

ABOUT PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., operates 307 retail automotive franchises, representing more than 40 different brands, and 27 collision repair centers. Penske Automotive Group, which sells new and previously owned vehicles, finance and insurance products and replacement parts, and offers maintenance and repair services on all brands it represents, has 159 franchises in 19 states and Puerto Rico and 148 franchises located outside the United States, primarily in the United Kingdom. Penske Automotive Group is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 1000 and has approximately 16,000 employees.

For additional information, visit smart USA - open your mind to the car that challenges the status quo or Penske Automotive Group - America's Most Admired Company in Automotive

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