The next-generation DaimlerChrysler AG Smart city car will forego the current model's rear-engine/rear-drive layout for a transverse front engine/front-drive platform from new DC partner Mitsubishi Motors Corp. The new Smart, due in 2004, will feature seating for four; a version with the current car's 2-seat layout also will be offered. Juergen Hubbert, DC's head of Mercedes-Benz and Smart passenger-car divisions, says the new Smart will be based on an upcoming Mitsubishi platform slated ...
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