Smart Car Demonstrates Hybrid-Like Fuel Efficiency
The new 2008 Smart fortwo is poised to pull off the automotive equivalent of a hat trick. Its first crown is for being the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car. Its second distinction is, at 2.69 metres long, it is the smallest new car on the road in Canada. To complete the hat trick, the fortwo is poised to lay claim to the title of least-expensive new car sold in Canada.
The first two have been in place for the last three years. But this year, Mercedes-Benz has dropped the price of the basic model to $14,990, a whopping $1,700 reduction from last year. The move might be in recognition of the strength of the dollar or the fact the smart will finally be available south of the border.
But the news does not stop there. Because of its uber fuel efficiency, the Smart will most likely be eligible for a further $2,000 rebate from the federal government as part of the ecoAUTO program to encourage the purchase of very fuel-efficient vehicles.
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