FEATURE-Mercedes' tiny Smart takes on big boys in China

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By Fang Yan and Terril Yue Jones BEIJING, July 19 (Reuters) - Dong Han is an ideal customer for Mercedes Benz's booming car sales in China. A 27-year-old advertising agent with a double-income household and no children, she's upwardly mobile and highly conscious of style. But it's not Mercedes' SLK sports car or top-end S-class that strikes her fancy. Like a fast-growing number of affluent, hip Chinese, Dong is enamored with Daimler's other brand, Smart, the tiny but nimble, colorful ...

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