once Again, the small Daimler brand Smart has wobbled mightily – and, once again, fell. Already at the last Smart, it was clear that the Daimler car its a small brand, could not without foreign assistance in the next Generation. Together with its cooperation partner Renault Smart Fortwo and under the French pressure, dimensions Smart Forfour forced as a technical twin of the Renault Twingo reality. Meanwhile, Renault has announced-Nissan on several occasions publicly, that you withdraw from the cooperation with the technology-loving Swabians back and in the future, in the case of the smallest models in more of their own way to go. Quite surprisingly, the news came, and so one was prepared at Daimler. Over several months they talked with their various brands through a joint development engagement and possible joint models – emphasizes small, and all fully electric.
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Now you can report Daimler, finally, prison. Together with Geely, which now own almost ten percent of the Stuttgart-based group, will be the end of the year, founded on the same Parts of a new Smart Joint Venture. The headquarters of the German-Chinese brand in China, where cars are developed, and exported all over the world are to be produced. The new Generation of the electric Smart models will come in 2022 in the different international markets. While Mercedes brings in the Design and brand, developed the new Smart Generation of Geely, and later produced in China. Even now, that it will not stay in a two-seater micro-car. Are planned a number of pure electric vehicles all the way up to the B – Segment, and also the implementation of the for more than 15 years, always in the conversation brought Smart stands for the first time, probably the SUV.
it Remains to be seen whether Daimler will get the latest Smart production facility in Hambach (Smart Fortwo) and Novo Mesto (Smart Forfour) until the introduction of the new Generation in three years or, under certain circumstances, but before the expiry. In the summer, a model of care to ensure that the current vehicles Smar Fortwo and Forfour will retain their attractiveness for a certain time. For the plant in Hambach, the production of the electric Mercedes EQ A is available already as of next year, among other things, had secured the former Smart Boss Annette Winkler. The Supervisory Board of the new Smart Joint Venture is occupied in equal Parts with six executives from Daimler and Geely. Daimler is represented with Hubertus Troska, Britta Seeger and Markus Schäfer, while the Chinese To Li Shufu, Ms. conghui and Daniel Donghui Li. The question of where the way for the young Smart Boss Katrin Adt is run. She had worked in the past few months in the preparations of the Joint venture, but in the new Chinese Smart structure is probably no place more.