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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
mkt
hmmm.. 3 servicing South Florida. Now to see what they want to export one, since my curiosity has been piqued.
TexSmart
10 in CA
8 in FL
6 in NY
5 in TX

29 -- Almost half the dealers in 4 states.
mkt
in all fairness, those 4 states, which are the 4 most populated US states, contain almost a third of the entire US population
Mike T
66 dealers!

And 6 possible ones!

Thanks aphoenix!
mkt
hmm.. those numbers seem slightly.. evil biggrin.gif
ecyfoto
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.
Schmimbo
Very nice. Thank you for posting this.
Now where is my new smart?
Schmimbo
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 carbrio
parked 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.
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gotwavs
Lookin' forward to the pics. I may check out my dealership some time as well.
spdickey
QUOTE (Schmimbo @ Jan 15 2008 - 10:31 PM) *
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.
Schmimbo
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. smile.gif 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


















gotwavs
That is awesome. Great pics, man.
MDFortwoguy
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.
TexSmart
Why the different wheels? I didn't know there was an option???
kags1969
QUOTE (TexSmart @ Jan 16 2008 - 04:18 PM) *
Why the different wheels? I didn't know there was an option???


I think that is a pure, so those are steelies w/ hubcaps....
saronian
Great pictures Tim!

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

Scott
Mike T
And thanks for the VIN!
Schmimbo
Your Welcome Mike.
Happy I can be a part of this club smart car community.
Happy I can do something productive for the smarts. biggrin.gif
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