Smart is a German automotive brand and division of Mercedes Benz; it was founded in 1994. The name Smart derives from the cooperation of the Swiss company Swatch with Mercedes-Benz: "Swatch Mercedes” In its branding, the company lowercases its logotype and the logo incorporating a "c" and an arrow for the car's "cute" "compact" and "forward thinking" styling, respectively.
The design concept for the marque's automobiles began at Mercedes-Benz in the early-1970s to late 1980s. After brief backing by Volkswagen, the first model was released by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original being the Fortwo.
In late 1982, SMH (makers of the Swatch brand of watches) CEO Nicolas Hayek began developing an idea for a new car using the same type of manufacturing strategies and personalization features used to popularize Swatch watches. He believed that the automotive industry had ignored a sector of potential customers who wanted a small and stylish compact city car. This idea soon became known as the Swatchmobile. Hayek's private company Hayek Engineering AG began designing the new car for SMH, with seating for two and a hybrid drivetrain.
In 2019, Daimler announced a new production plant will be built in China with support from Geely and will start production of next generation Smart Cars in 2022.
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In case you’re not sure how to sell your car online, and you want to know how the process works in-depth, we’ve got the answers for you:
What happens once I’ve got my valuation?
We’ll be in touch to arrange a time that’s convenient for us to come to you and inspect your car.
Will you buy my 4x4 or van?
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What documents do I need to have available?
To sell a car, you’ll need your VC5 registration document in your name, service history and MOT certificate.
Will I get the price I’m quoted?
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