Here is the first fruit we’ve seen from the Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG alliance. Smart USA, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nissan for the collaboration of a new compact 4-door, 5-seater vehicle for the United States.
“The new vehicle will expand smart USA’s product lineup, offering five-seat capacity while maintaining the core principles of efficiency and conservation,” Smart USA President Jill Lajdziak said.
“Pursuant to the terms of the MOU, smart USA would obtain the rights to procure and distribute a five-door, gasoline powered, B-segment vehicle from Nissan for sale through the smart USA retail dealership network in the United States,” Smart said in a statement.
The new unnamed vehicle is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Smart-Nissan Compact 4-door Car Sketch:
– By: Omar Rana