26 September 2016

Smart hits 2m sales

It’s not of particular interest to Ireland because the Smart cars aren’t sold here, but the brand has just achieved its 2m worldwide sales mark, writes Brian Byrne.

First launched in 1998, the diminutive vehicles are now on sale in 46 markets, and are particularly popular in China. The top two markets are Germany and Italy.

The smart range includes models powered by traditional combustion engines and electric motors, and is available in 2-seater, 4-seater and cabrio variants.

It has formed the basis of car sharing scheme car2go since 2008.