DETROIT – DaimlerChrysler AG’s Smart brand says it will develop an all-new platform for its new cross/utility vehicle, the first model the brand will sell when it arrives in the U.S. market in 2006. The new CUV will feature a number of carryover components from the Forfour platform, but the underpinnings will be unique to the CUV configuration. “We will have a lot from the Smart Forfour (in the new CUV), like whatever heating system, radio system. But, it will not be using the platform ...

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