January 22, 2004
Smart formore SUV to be introduced in 2006
Montvale, New Jersey – A four-wheel-drive smart utility vehicle, scheduled for launch in 2006, will be called “formore”, announced the company. It will be the first smart vehicle sold in the U.S. and possibly Canada. The smart formore will be built in the DaimlerChrysler plant in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
“With the smart formore we will be applying the typical smart characteristics of innovation, functionality and joie de vivre to the SUV sector. The new smart model will be a distinctive vehicle, unique in the market – enough so that we translate ‘suv’ as ‘smart’ utility vehicle,” explained Andreas Renschler, President of smart gmbh.
With the name smart formore, smart is following the naming logic which it began with the four-seater forfour. The basic principle of this logic is to give names which have a direct connection to the uses of each vehicle. Therefore from 2006 the smart formore will be added to the range of new smart model names: the smart fortwo coupe, smart fortwo cabrio and smart forfour. The smart roadster and smart roadster-coupe are to retain their original, well-known names.
Smart is a part of the Mercedes Car Group business unit of DaimlerChrysler. Now in its fifth year, smart car are currently available in almost thirty countries.