Plenty of Whatcom residents choose to drive Smart cars. Smart is a German automotive brand that is a division of Daimler AG (which also owns Mercedes Benz). The company produces microcars and subcompacts. The name Smart derives from the Swiss company Swatch and Mercedes Benz; Smart stands for "Swatch Mercedes ART." In 1982, Swatch CEO Nicolas Hayek began developing an idea for a new car, one that is small and fit for city dwellers. His idea became known as the "Swatchmobile." Hayek approached several car manufacturers, and in 1991, he reached an agreement with Volkswagen to share development of the new project. However, the project was terminated two years later when Volkswagen changed CEOs.
On March 4, 1994, a deal was announced with Mercedes Benz and Swatch at a press conference in Stuttgart. The company also unveiled two concept cars: the eco-sprinter and eco-speedster. As part of this new convergence, the name of these cars was changed from "Smartmobiles" to Smart cars. The car launched successfully in nine European countries in October 1998, although it wasn't a hybrid like Hayek had hoped, but a car fully powered by gasoline. Until April 2019, Smart remained under the Mercedes Benz Cars division of Daimler AG. In March 2019, Geely, a Chinese global automotive company, purchased a 50% stake.
Although Smart cars exited the United States market in 2019, smart cars can still be seen on roads in Bellingham, WA, Deming,Wa, Everson, WA, Ferndale, WA, and Lynden, WA today. If your Smart car needs auto repair, hybrid service, or anything else, you can bring it to Rod's Japanese Auto Care in Bellingham today. Today's Smart car models include:
When the time comes to bring your Smart car in for repairs, you can bring your car to Rod's Japanese Auto Care in Bellingham. We take a dignified and sensitive approach to auto repair, treating each and every customer with respect. We've been fixing cars since 2002 are very transparent about the services we think your vehicle needs and will never recommend any service that isn't absolutely necessary. If you are in the 98226 area or nearby, don't hesitate to bring your Smart car to Rod's Japanese Auto Care today! Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
To make an appointment with Rod's Japanese Auto Care in Bellingham, you can give us a call at 360-398-2944 or do so online at http://japaneseautocare.com/. Rod's Japanese Auto Care - Serving Bellingham and beyond since 2002, Rod's Japanese Auto Care provides you with honest, transparent, and reliable repairs with exceptional customer service..