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Smart Usa Dealers Announced

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Press Release announced via Business Wire this morning:

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG), is pleased to announce its dealership network of 74 smart dealerships across the United States. In the U.S., 68 dealers located in 31 states have been certified by smart USA as ready for business and are expected to begin retailing vehicles in January, subject to licensing and other required approvals. The remaining six dealerships are expected to commence retailing vehicles throughout 2008 upon completion of their facilities and obtaining licensing approval.

“We carefully selected dealers across the country who can best represent the smart brand,” said Dave Schembri, president of smart USA. “Each dealer participated in our detailed qualification process, including an assessment of reputation for exceptional customer care. We are very pleased with our dealership network and we welcome our dealers to the smart family.”

smart USA dealerships will be branded as “smart center” with the city name (for example – the dealership in Beverly Hills, California will be called - smart center Beverly Hills). The exterior will feature a distinctive black façade with a dramatic entrance featuring the smart logo overhead. Each showroom will showcase multiple vehicles and will sport the brand’s signature black, yellow and white logo colors. The ceiling, walls and floor will be brilliant white so the cars are the center of attention on the showroom floor. Other dealership features include open sales consultation stations, a tridion safety cell and a smart boutique where customers may purchase the latest in smart merchandise.

Dealers will sell three trim levels of the smart fortwo. The pure coupe will retail starting at $11,590a, the passion coupe will retail starting at $13,590a and the well-equipped passion cabriolet will retail starting at $16,590a. Complete information about pricing, standard equipment and options can be found at www.smartusa.com.

Anticipated opening dates for authorized smart USA dealerships are indicated below and are subject to change. An updated list of authorized dealerships can be found on the company’s website at www.smartusa.com. Please contact each individual dealership for additional information, including exact opening dates.

Expected prices exclude tax, license, registration, destination charge and options.

Dealer Contact Names and Numbers are for PRESS only – not for public information.

Official smart USA Dealers

State Dealership Name and City Location Market

Arizona

smart center Chandler - Approx. opening date mid-January Phoenix

7450 West Orchid Lane

Chandler, AZ 85226

California

smart center Beverly Hills - Approx. opening date mid-January

Los Angeles

9250 Beverly Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

smart center Santa Barbara - Approx. opening date mid-January

Los Angeles

401 S. Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

smart center Laguna Niguel - Approx. opening date mid-January

Los Angeles

One Star Drive

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

smart center West Covina - Approx. opening date mid-January

Los Angeles

2010 East Garvey Avenue South

West Covina, CA 91791

smart center Riverside - Approx. opening date mid-January

Los Angeles

8505 Indiana Avenue

Riverside, CA 92504

smart center Universal City - Approx. opening date mid-January

Los Angeles

4227 Lankershim Boulevard

North Hollywood, CA 91603

smart center Sacramento - Approx. opening date mid-January

Sacramento

2625 Arden Way

Sacramento, CA 95825

smart center San Francisco - Approx. opening date mid-January

San Francisco

500 8th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

smart center San Jose - Approx. opening date mid-January San Jose

3940 Stevens Creek Boulevard

San Jose, CA 95129

smart center San Diego - Approx. opening date mid-January

San Diego

4750 Kearny Mesa Road

San Diego, CA 92111

Colorado

smart center Denver - Approx. opening date in February Denver

2855 S. Broadway

Englewood, CO 80113

Connecticut

smart center Hartford - Approx. opening date mid-January Hartford

650 Connecticut Blvd.

East Hartford, CT 06108

smart center Fairfield - Approx. opening date mid-January

Fairfield

80 Commerce Drive

Fairfield, CT 06825

Florida

smart center Jacksonville - Approx. opening date mid-January

Jacksonville

7018 Blanding Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32244

smart center Sarasota - Approx. opening date mid-January Sarasota/Ft. Myers

4821 Clark Road

Sarasota, FL 34233

smart center Weston - Approx. opening date mid-January South Florida

3500 Weston Road

Davie, FL 33331

smart center Palm Beach - Approx. opening date mid-January

South Florida

3974 Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

smart center Coral Gables - Approx. opening date in February

South Florida

272 Valencia Ave.

Coral Gables, FL 33134

smart center Tampa Bay - Approx. opening date in Tampa/Clearwater February

3800 W Hillsborough Ave.

Tampa, FL 33614

smart center Clearwater - Approx. opening date in Tampa/Clearwater February

19820 US 19 North

Clearwater, FL 33764

smart center Orlando - Approx. opening date mid-January Orlando

8675 Commodity Circle

Orlando, FL 32819

Georgia

smart center Buckhead - Approx. opening date February Atlanta

2799 Piedmont Road

Atlanta, GA 30305

Illinois

smart center Lake Bluff - Approx. opening date mid-January

Chicago

775 Rockland Road

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

smart center Lincolnwood - Approx. opening date mid-January

Chicago

4255 West Touhy Avenue

Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Indiana

smart center Indianapolis - Approx. opening date mid-January

Indianapolis

4000 East 96th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Kansas

smart center Merriam - Approx. opening date mid-January Kansas City

9400 West 65th Street

Merriam, KS 66203

Kentucky

smart center Louisville - Approx. opening date mid-January

Louisville

2400 Blankenbaker Parkway

Louisville, KY 40299

Maryland

smart center Germantown - Approx. opening date mid-January

Washington, D.C.

19750 Germantown Road

Germantown, MD 20874

smart center Annapolis - Approx. opening date mid-January

Baltimore

324 Sixth Street

Annapolis, MD 21403

Massachusetts

smart center Boston - Approx. opening date mid-January Boston

259 McGrath Highway

Somerville, MA 02145

smart center Lynnfield - Approx. opening date mid-January

Boston

385 Broadway

Lynnfield, MA 01940

Michigan

smart center Bloomfield - Approx. opening date mid-January

Detroit

1765 S. Telegraph

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Minnesota

smart center Bloomington - Approx. opening date mid-January

Minneapolis/St. Paul

8033 Knox Avenue

Bloomington, MN 55431

Missouri

smart center Creve Coeur - Approx. opening date mid-January

St. Louis

11830 Olive St. Rd.

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Nebraska

smart center La Vista - Approx. opening date mid-January Omaha

7010 S. 124th Circle

LaVista, NE 68128

New Jersey

smart center Englewood - Approx. opening date mid-January

New York City

24 Grand Avenue

Englewood, NJ 07631

smart center Edison - Approx. opening date mid-January New York City

910 U.S. Route One

Edison, NJ 08817

smart center Cherry Hill - Approx. opening date mid-January

Philadelphia

2151 Rte 70 West

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

New Mexico

smart center Albuquerque - Approx. opening date mid-January

Albuquerque

1220 Renaissance NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

New York

smart center Latham - Approx. opening date mid-January Albany/Schenectady

1111 Troy-Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

smart center Buffalo - Approx. opening date mid-January Buffalo

8185 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

smart center Manhattan - Approx. opening date mid-January

New York City

536 W. 41 Street

New York, NY 10036

smart center Roslyn - Approx. opening date mid-January New York City

1600 Northern Blvd.

Roslyn, NY 11576

smart center White Plains - Approx. opening date mid-January

New York City

460 Tarrytown Road

White Plains, NY 10607

smart center Smithtown - Approx. opening date mid-January

New York City

463 Middle Country Rd.

St. James, NY 11780

North Carolina

smart center South Charlotte - Approx. opening date mid-January

Charlotte

950 N. Polk Street

Pineville, NC 28134

smart center Cary - Approx. opening date mid-January Raleigh

2400 Auto Park Blvd.

Cary, NC 27511

smart center Winston-Salem - Approx. opening date mid-January

Winston-Salem

691 Jonestown Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Ohio

smart center Bedford - Approx. opening date mid-January Cleveland

99 Broadway

Bedford, OH 44146

smart center Easton - Approx. opening date February Columbus

4300 Morse Crossing

Columbus, OH 43219

Oklahoma

smart center Tulsa - Approx. opening date mid-January Tulsa

9393 S. Memorial

Tulsa, OK 74133

Oregon

smart center Portland - Approx. opening date mid-January Portland

9215 SW Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97225

Pennsylvania

smart center Devon - Approx. opening date mid-January Philadelphia

215 West Lancaster Avenue

Devon, PA 19333

smart center Pittsburgh - Approx. opening date mid-January

Pittsburgh

4709 Baum Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Rhode Island

smart center Warwick - Approx. opening date mid-January Providence

1557 Bald Hill Road - 2nd Floor

Warwick, RI 02886

Tennessee

smart center Knoxville - Approx. opening date mid-January

Knoxville

10131 Parkside Drive

Knoxville, TN 37922

Texas

smart center Dallas - Approx. opening date mid-January Dallas

6113 Lemmon Avenue

Dallas, TX 75209

smart center San Antonio - Approx. opening date mid-January

San Antonio

10739 I-H 10 West

San Antonio, TX 78230

smart center Sugar Land - Approx. opening date mid-January

Houston

15625 SW Freeway

Sugar Land, TX 77478

smart center Houston North - Approx. opening date mid-January

Houston

17510 I-45 North

Houston, TX 77090

smart center Round Rock - Approx. opening date mid-January

Austin

2132 North Mays - Suite 930

Round Rock, TX 78664

Utah

smart center Lindon - Approx. opening date in February Salt Lake City

530 S. Lindon Park Drive

Lindon, UT 84042

Virginia

smart center Tysons Corner - Approx. opening date mid-January

Washington D.C.

8601 Westwood Center Dr.

Vienna, VA 22182

smart center Alexandria - Approx. opening date mid-January

Washington D.C.

1605 Fern Street

Alexandria, VA 22302

smart center Virginia Beach - Approx. opening date in February

Washington D.C.

5193 Virginia Beach Boulevard

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Washington

smart center Seattle - Approx. opening date mid-January Seattle

311 Baker Boulevard

Seattle, WA 98188

Wisconsin

smart center Milwaukee - Approx. opening date mid-January

Milwaukee

11340 West Metro Blvd.

Neenah, WI 53224

Expected smart center Locations

State Serving the Market of... Projected Opening

Alabama Birmingham Second Quarter 2008

California Torrance Second Quarter 2008

San Rafael Fourth Quarter 2008

Mississippi Jackson Second Quarter 2008

Nevada Las Vegas Third Quarter 2008

South Carolina Charleston Second Quarter 2008

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hmmm.. 3 servicing South Florida. Now to see what they want to export one, since my curiosity has been piqued.

Edited by mkt

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in all fairness, those 4 states, which are the 4 most populated US states, contain almost a third of the entire US population

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66 dealers!And 6 possible ones!Thanks aphoenix!

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Fantastic. There's going to be 2 dealers in the Tampa Bay area, one on each side of the bay. Smart isn't going to do what Mini did and have only one. It sucks that some Mini owners here in Tampa have to drive 35-40 miles to a dealer.I was actually dreading the same scenario with Smart.

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Okay I went by the local dealer in Universal City on Lankershim Blvd in California.Very nice. It was closed too late at night. The dealer building is old but new and renovated painted black.The floors inside the showroom were new and highly polished. No new cars on the sales floor. They had 7 new passion hard tops and 1 red carbrioparked next to the building behind security gates. Dealership looks nice and im very happy with the way it looks. Didnt see if there was a service department area. But all in all very nice. Ill go back tommarow and snap some photos of everything and post them here. :D

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Lookin' forward to the pics. I may check out my dealership some time as well.

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Okay I went by the local dealer in Universal City on Lankershim Blvd in California.... They had 7 new passion hard tops and 1 red carbrio parked next to the building behind security gates.

Nice spot, first dealer report I've seen anywhere. Looking forward to pics, I'm crusing by the Beverly Hills dealer this afternoon to check on things.

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Okay here is the scoop.

Went back today to my local smart dealer from my late night run last night to scope the new smart dealer out during the day. They said that they had just received the new cars in 20 minutes after I arrived last night. They said they saw me spying last night. :) So the cars were hot off the delivery truck. Today is this dealer first "official day" to be open for business so to speak. The smarts they had obviously are sold to reservation holders that they are prepping for delivery for customers within the next 48 hours. One owner is traveling down from Sacramento to North Hollywood about 300+ miles to pick up his or her smart this week he said. It is very exciting to walk in the doors there. Everyone there greeted me with a smile and a big welcome. The sales guy took my information and is putting together a list of people that come in to cross-reference the names they have in case information has changed and also to contact me should my car pop up on the radar. They said there will be 3 phone calls made to me before my smart gets delivered. Letting people know the stages of where the car is for dealer delivery. Even though there were no cars on their showroom floor yet you could feel the excitement that everybody had who was working there. In addition this particular smart dealer is only a temporary dealer spot to deliver their cars to reservation holders. Directly across the street from the dealer is a massive piece of real estate that smart bought and will start new construction within the next 2 months. The new building will be a huge facility they said and be all-inclusive with the service department, parts department etc. The last photo shows the new dealer location directly across the street. I will post more photos as the demolition happens during construction. They simply wanted to have a nice temporary place nearby to deliver the smarts right away without having to wait another year for the construction to be finished.

Also took a picture of the vin number for the tracking peeps in here and the window sticker:

VIN: WMEEJ31X78K083525

This vin is for the silver with silver smart passion.

Please look at the photo to verify incase I transposed a number.

Enjoy my smart friends.

Tim

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Mmm. Great pics!I love the bumblebee Pure. I've decided on white, but I get the feeling that there will be a set of yellow panels in my garage some day.

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Why the different wheels? I didn't know there was an option???

I think that is a pure, so those are steelies w/ hubcaps....

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Great pictures Tim!Thanks for taking the time, those are the first "on-the-lot" photos I've seen of customer's cars.Scott

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Your Welcome Mike.Happy I can be a part of this club smart car community.Happy I can do something productive for the smarts. :D

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