SMART SMASHES THREE RECORDS

  • Best ever month for smart fortwo sales
  • Best ever month for roadster sales
  • Best ever month for total smart sales

smart, the iconic automotive brand, goes from strength to strength in the UK, smashing sales records ahead of the launch of the new four seater model, the smart forfour.

March 2004 was the most successful month for sales of the revolutionary smart fortwo, with 1116 registrations.  The fortwo (originally called city-coupĂ© and cabrio) first went on sale in Britainin October 2000.

With 491 registrations, March was also the best month for roadster sales in the UKsince the compact and curvaceous model was launched in September 2003.    

These two results combined mean that March was also the best ever month for overall smart sales, with 1607 registrations.  This is a rise of 16.5%over the previous best sales month: September 2003.

Jeremy Simpson, Head of smart in the UKand Ireland, said: “2004 is an important year for smart with the showroom launch this autumn of the smart forfour.  These excellent sales results mean that smart continues to be one of the fastest growing automotive brands in the UK market place and gives us an excellent start to the year.   With summer approaching we’re confident that roadster sales will continue to grow and the fortwo has now established itself as the must-have small car.”

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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http:// www.smart-press.co.uk

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