>> smart fortwo named most fuel-efficient vehicle in the two-seater class for the second consecutive year

    TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Today Natural Resources Canada presented the
smart fortwo with an ecoENERGY for Vehicles award for being the most fuel
efficient vehicle in the two-seater category. This is the second year in a row
that the smart fortwo has earned this important title.
    The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, attended
a press conference held in Toronto this morning by Natural Resources Canada at
the Canadian International Autoshow and presented the award to Marcus
Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada.
    "I am extremely proud to accept this award for the second year in a row
as it demonstrates smart's continued environmental leadership in its class,"
said Marcus Breitschwerdt. "Not only is the smart fortwo produced in one of
the most modern and environmentally friendly plants in the world, its
excellent fuel economy and low vehicle emissions have made it a hallmark for
fuel efficiency, functionality and fun. Since its introduction in Canada five
years ago the smart has developed a loyal following, and I would like to thank
every smart owner and share this award with them for making the
environmentally conscious decision to drive a smart fortwo."

    Further information about smart is available on the internet at:

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    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: JoAnne Caza, (416) 847-7550,
JoAnne.Caza@mercedes-benz.ca; Michael Minielly, (416) 847-7509,

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