SMART BREAKS THE RULES AND WINS AWARD

The smart fortwo, has received a prestigious accolade for re-writing the rulebook on small car design.

smart, the iconic automotive brand, has been recognised by the AA for its contribution towards the enjoyment of motoring; for the unique, innovative and ground breaking design of the smart fortwo, and the effective way the revolutionary, two-seater car addresses today’s environmental issues.

Sir Brian Shaw, Chairman of the AA Motoring Trust said: “We nominated smart for an AA Award for its radical design which integrates safety, consideration of the environment as well as ensuring an enjoyable and reliable drive.”

The Award was collected by Wilfried Steffen, President and CEO of DaimlerChrysler UK, and Dr Klaus Badenhausen, Director Engineering, smart gmbh, at a glittering ceremony in London.

At only 2.5 metres long the smart fortwo is a perfect solution for those who live and work in today’s congested towns and cities.  The CO2 emissions of 113 g/km are amongst the lowest on the road and with a staggering 60.1 miles per gallon, smart fortwo drivers can make their contribution to saving the planet as well as saving the pound in their pocket.

The AA National Motoring Awards has been running since 1965. It awards individuals or companies for motoring achievements that benefit road users, promote road safety or promote the protection and enhancement of the environment.

Jeremy Simpson, Head of smart in the UK and Ireland, said: “The smart brand is unique, exciting and innovative and the smart fortwo is synonymous with design and style as well as being immense fun to drive.  More and more customers have made the decision to join in with the smart philosophy and we are delighted that a prestigious motoring organisation like the AA has recognised this.”

Customers can find out more about smart by logging onto www.smart.com/uk or by calling the freephone number 0808 000 8080.

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Contact details for the smart press office are:

Debbie Hull, Press & PR Manager, smart

Tel: 0044 1908 301313

Fax: 0044 1908 245096

e-mail: debbie.hull@daimlerchrysler.co.uk

Sheena Hamilton, Press Officer, smart

Tel: 0044 1908 301330

Fax: 0044 1908 245096

e-mail: sheena.hamilton@daimlerchrysler.co.uk

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