Smart – Car brand of very small class, of the same name produced by a company owned by the international automotive concern Daimler AG.
Designing a fundamentally new urban compact car launched in 1972. Developers Group Daimler-Benz AG was headed by Johann Tomforde. In 1989, a division of The Swatch Group Ltd. (Switzerland) under the direction of Nicholas G. Hayek took over the development of the original design of the car of the future.
In 1993, Mercedes-Benz begins development of a feasibility study on the production of a small car for the city. The car is equipped with three-cylinder turbocharged engine volume of 0.6 liter capacity of 45 hp Direct-injection. Premiere Convertible – September 1999. In April 2003, all over Europe started selling Smart Cabrio