DaimlerChrysler AG will sell its upcoming Smart 4-seater in the U.S. in 2006, Smart chief Andreas Renschler says. The new model is slated for production at DC’s Juiz de Fora, Brazil, plant, which currently produces the Mercedes A-Class and C-Class for Brazil and North America, respectively. The plant will be the first Smart operation outside Europe. (See related story: Building New Smart in Brazil a Coup for DC Exec)

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