smart fortwo "Best Retained Value" winner

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - The smart fortwo recently received the Canadian
Black Book award for "Best Retained Value". Designed to identify specific
models that outperform their competitors, the awards are based on real
performance and measure actual value retained after a four year period.
    Kathy Ward, President & CEO of Canadian Black Book, presented Marcus
Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, with the award at
smart Canada's head office in Toronto. The awards determine a vehicle's
ability to retain its value from its original MSRP, and are based on data
gathered from four-year old passenger cars and light-trucks under $70,000.
    "Receiving the Canadian Black Book residual value award provides further
validation of the extraordinary and innovative concept of the smart fortwo,"
said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada.
    "We are grateful to all of the loyal smart fortwo owners for placing
their confidence in our brand, and we are very happy to provide strong
residual values as an additional benefit of ownership. The unique smart fortwo
continues to be an intelligent choice for mobility because it provides
class-leading fuel efficiency and versatility in a safe and fun-to-drive
package. These are the trademark characteristics that have allowed us to
expand the smart family to more than 15,000 strong in Canada since the
vehicle's introduction five years ago."

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