The Smart Fortwo is a 9-foot car that goes on sale in the U.S. in January. (It's been in other countries for decades though.) And, this is hard to believe...but Jackson, MS, will get a dealership too. (In fact, we will be the regional dealer, as neither Memphis nor New Orleans will have one.)
Daimler, the parent company to Mercedes-Benz, builds the cars in Hambach, France. SmartUSA, a division of Penske Corp., is the U.S. importer.
The cars run on gasoline and get about 37 mpg. They cost around $12,000 for a stripped model or $17,000 for a loaded convertible. Higginbotham Mercedes-Porsche in Jackson will be the local distributor for the cars and should be available by summer.
[ via Jack Mazurak, The Clarion-Ledger ]