Smart Car USA Update and Pricing Announced


This is information I received from Smart Car USA via their e-newsletter:

Dear smart Enthusiast,

Thank you for your continued interest in the smart brand. If this is your first e-newsletter – welcome to the smart USA family.

This month we have many exciting announcements for our smart enthusiasts. To begin, we started our Reservation Confirmation Program for current reservation holders, which is the next step to owning a smart fortwo. Please be patient as the smart USA team will be contacting reservation holders based upon the date the reservation was placed. Our smart USA team is currently contacting approximately 350 Reservation Holders per week. Reservation Holders will now have the opportunity to change and confirm their vehicle model, colors, and options, as well as update personal information. Upon confirmation, your vehicle will be sent to the factory for production and delivery.

smart USA also officially released the initial pricing for all three models, as well as all available factory-installed options and pricing. All of this new information is on our redesigned and comprehensive website, www.smartusa.com. Finally, we plan to announce our entire dealer network for 2008 by the end of this year, so that enthusiasts will know where their future smart centers will be located.

The smart USA team couldn’t be happier with the excitement enthusiasts continue to show about the smart fortwo coming to the USA. Because of the enthusiastic response to the $99 Reservation Program, we have decided to leave it open until further notice. Therefore, if you haven’t yet made your reservation “fortwo”, please take advantage of this opportunity by clicking here. And don’t forget to tell your family and friends about this unique opportunity.

Again, thank you for your continued interest.

Best regards,

Dave Schembri
President, smart USA

Smart Car Pricing

Last week, we announced the initial pricing of the 2008 smart fortwo. Unlike most small cars that offer only the bare essentials, the smart fortwo comes with a long list of sophisticated performance elements. All 2008 smart fortwos are packed with standard safety features, including the protective “tridion safety cell”, electronic stability program (esp®), anti-lock brakes (abs), and four airbags, to name a few.

The base model, pure, will come standard with many convenience features such as the 5-speed automated manual transmission that can be driven in either manual or automatic mode. In addition, central remote locking system, a 2-spoke leather steering wheel, stylized wheel covers, and much more are standard. We are pleased to make this car available for $11,590*. Options for the pure include air conditioning with climate control, a variety of radio choices, power steering, panorama roof, heated seats and more. Pricing for these options is available on the pure product page online.

The value packed and extremely well-equipped passion coupe will sport a panorama roof, alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control, electric/heated side mirrors, paddle shifters, power windows, power mirrors and an AM-FM radio with CD player. All of this for only $13,590*. If you need more a little more spice, you can upgrade your music experience to a 5-speaker surround sound system, and add heated seats or an alarm system. Or get truly comfortable with our luxurious “comfort package”, including power steering, leather heated seats, rain and light sensors and an auto-off headlamps with exit delay for nighttime security. See all the factory installed options for the passion by clicking here.

The passion cabrio only adds to the fun of driving. This convertible has all of the same great features as the passion coupe, plus much more. The passion cabrio’s uniquely designed soft top with heated rear glass windows is fully automatic, allowing you to adjust it to any position. It also comes equipped with an mp3 compatible in-dash 6 CD changer. Imagine the wind in your hair for less than $16,590*, believed to be the lowest priced convertible in the USA. Already well-equipped, you can add additional options, like an alarm system, heated seats or the “comfort package” to really ride in style. To see how you can further outfit your cabrio, visit the passion cabrio page online.

The complete list of standard features, as well as available factory-installed options for all three models is also available on www.smartusa.com. Initial pricing for models and options is also shown. Now that you know what’s out there, get ready to personalize your own smart fortwo!

* Excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options
Smart Car Road Show

The “street smart” tour is still under way and has proven to be a major success in every city we’ve visited. All of your positive feedback was greatly appreciated! Although our west coast tour has wrapped up, our central and eastern tours are still well underway and will continue through the first week of November.We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting certain cities again, including Chicago and New York City. For reservation holders in these areas, please keep your eyes on your email as smart USA will be sending detailed evites inviting you to these special events.

Don’t forget to look for us in your area or visit www.smartusa.com to see when the “street smart” road show will be in your city. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events and test drives of the smart fortwo. Here’s a look at our remaining cities:

Louisville Sept 28-29 Charleston Sept 28-30
St. Louis Oct 3 Atlanta Oct 5-7
Kansas City Oct 7-8 Jacksonville Oct 12-14
Tulsa Oct 13-14 Orlando Oct 19-21
Dallas Oct 20-21 Tampa Oct 27-28
Austin Oct 25-27 Miami Nov 2-4

I want one of these so bad!

~Susan Mellott

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