São Paulo, Brazil – Smart has announced that, starting in April 2009, the Smart Fortwo will be sold in Brazil. The announcement was made by the company at the São Paulo Auto Show, where the car made its public debut.
Over one million of the two-seater cars have been produced since the introduction of the first generation in 1998.
“The Smart Fortwo is a real success story,” said Anders-Sundt Jensen, head of brand management at Smart. “It is winning over customers in 37 markets throughout the world. We are certain that the agile two-seater possesses the ideal prerequisities to inspire lifestyle-oriented customers in Brazil’s urban centres, starting with São Paulo. The upscale and fuel-efficient Fortwo boasts not only exemplary safety equipment and distinctive Smart design, but also typical Smart quality and reliability.”
An average of six million vehicles are on the streets of São Paulo, a city of ten million people, and every day around 1,000 new vehicles are registered.