SAO PAULO – It took a year of negotiation, says DaimlerChrysler do Brasil President Ben van Schaik, but the auto maker finally has gotten the nod from parent DaimlerChrysler AG to produce the new 4-seat Smart. The move to assemble the small car in Brazil largely is seen as a precursor to Smart’s entry into the U.S. market. DaimlerChrysler says it will produce the new version of Smart in Brazil beginning in 2005 The auto maker announced Nov. 4 it would produce the new version ...

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