Checkyboy

2016 Cabrio Launch Date in Canada?

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Hi folks,

I originally had a 2005 Cabrio, but I've been Smartless for 8 years. It looks like I can fix that problem, but my dealership has no idea when the 2016 Cabrio is being launched ... any ideas?

Thanks!

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I don't think it's in full production quite yet, as it was only just launched at the Frankfurt show in September. Knowing the way they crawl over here, I expect it to be available for Canada some time late next year if not early 2017.

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Hi!

We don't have the exact launch date. The latest updates we got from our dealership is the second quarter of 2016. So you are looking at April-June, just in time for summer!

Rosanna

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Anyone heard anything new? My dealership can build them on their system but not order them or give prices ...

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I am hoping to get some info Monday from a dealer. Manufacturing allotments are in the 3rd quarter for Canada and the US. The salesman I was talking to did not even know how many cabrio that dealership was going to be able to order.

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Q3? Argh! All the news articles I've found (and talking to my dealer Rep) pointed to the assumption it was coming out Q2. Any word from your contact?

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M-B London never got back to me. I am going to M-B Burlington tomorrow to test drive a manual equipped car. I will see if they have any useful information.

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Brilliant marketing: arrange to bring the cabrio over to Canada just before the snow flies!

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I'm dealing with M-B Burlington ... they can build cabrio on their system but have no prices or release date yet ...

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The salesperson I was talking to in Burlington stated that from build date to delivery is about 2 months. So it would appear delivery should be no earlier than September. It looks like I will be waiting until 2017 to order a cabrio. I do have a copy of options and standard equipment for the cabrio, once I get it scanned I will post it.

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Lengthy list and I spotted TPMS system and adjustable steering column which we do not have.

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Keep in mind some of the items on the order list will not be available in the US and Canada, while the TPMS is standard in the US. From a Daimler press release today: "With the smart fortwo cabrio, which will be available in time for the summer in all markets, smart will also make a significant contribution to the positive development of unit sales." :)

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Keep in mind some of the items on the order list will not be available in the US and Canada, while the TPMS is standard in the US. From a Daimler press release today: "With the smart fortwo cabrio, which will be available in time for the summer in all markets, smart will also make a significant contribution to the positive development of unit sales."

Based on sales so far in North America I'm a little leery of what they mean by 'significant'. I can't see being much of any impact especially since we can't even order them yet.

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You can order one in Canada but they do not know how much it is going to cost, exactly when any will be produced or subsequently delivered.

Edited by Huronlad

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Well, checked in with Mercedes Burlington ... still no word. DM'ed the Smart Canada Twitter account, they said 'at some point in the summer' ... anyone got any more promising news?

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They've only started to be delivered in the US recently so,

it shouldn't be too much longer... :icon_smile:

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Just in time for rain and snow season! Great timing for the marketers!

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