2009 smart fortwo pricing identical to previous model year

    TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - smart Canada today announced that pricing will
remain virtually identical to 2008 for the 2009 smart fortwo coupés and fortwo
cabriolet. Launched in 2008, the new generation smart fortwo has set even
greater safety and ecology standards for the car that has been
enthusiastically embraced by Canadians since the brand was first launched in
Canada in late 2004. For 2009, the smart fortwo continues to be offered in
three models.
    The pure coupé starts from $14,990 and includes standard comfort and
convenience features such as a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual
shift mode, central remote locking system, 2-spoke leather steering wheel,
power windows, CD player and more.
    The stylish and well-equipped passion coupé starts from $18,250 and adds
a panoramic roof, alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control, 3-spoke
leather steering wheel with shift paddles, power windows, power steering,
heated seats, and an upgraded stereo with sound package.
    For those looking for top down fun, the passion cabriolet starts from
$21,250 and includes all of the features of the passion coupé and a fully
automatic soft top with a heated rear glass window.
    Mercedes-Benz Canada President and CEO, Marcus Breitschwerdt said,
"Around the world, the smart has been repeatedly hailed and applauded for its
safety, efficiency and engineering, and this intelligent mobility solution has
become an exceptional success story in Canada. With pricing remaining flat to
2008, the 2009 smart fortwo will continue to offer Canadians incredible value
in a versatile, efficient, and stylish package."
    The smart fortwo measures just 2.69 metres and is one of the most
economical cars on the road today achieving an enviable fuel consumption of
5.4 litres/100km combined for city and highway driving. Despite its compact
size, the smart offers occupants a very high level of safety. Standard safety
features include a tridion safety cell, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake
force distribution, esp(R), brake assist, advanced seats with integral seat
belts, full-size driver and passenger airbags, and head/thorax side airbags.
    Further information about smart is available on the internet at:

For further information:

For further information: JoAnne Caza, (416) 847-7550; Michael Minielly,
(416) 847-7509

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