NEW YORK — DaimlerChrysler AG's Micro Compact Car Smart GmbH operation, seemingly threatened with extinction three months ago, now appears to have a more solid future. Encouraged by the results of a relaunch effort that has seen Smart sales hit 28,500 units through the first six months of the year — and monthly orders pacing at 10,000 units in June — DC's top executives now say new derivatives are in the pipeline for the division. A cabriolet version is believed to be among likely ...

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