Smart Cars Continue to Rise
Smart car sales continue to rise despite economic turndown.
Despite a decline in the market Smart cars have continued to be a success story this year by being one of the few vehicles to enjoy a solid September as sales in new cars suffered a major slump.
Normally the month of September is especially good because of the new plate changes, however with the global financial crisis people are limiting their spending. In the face of this Smart cars have continued to see its sales increase.
The small, eco-friendly vehicle saw sales improve by almost ten per cent on last September while witnessing a 78 per cent improvement in the year to date.
In comparison with last year, sales in smart are up 101.9 per cent, with 5,929 vehicles sold in the UK in 2008, a stark rise on the 2940, sold at this stage last year.
“Along with the new-generation smart fortwo electric drive, we also presented the first hybrid production car from Mercedes-Benz in September,” said Dr Klaus Maier, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars.
One of the leading traits of the smart car is that it is short enough to achieve nose-in parking, allowing two or three of the vehicles to fit into a space generally taken up by one car.
One of the leading smart vehicles is the Smart Fortwo, which recently surpassed sales figures of 100,000 units. (Source: Smart News)
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