MADRID, Jan 31 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler sounded an optimistic note on sales and profits for its new Smart brand car as journalists began test driving the re-designed two-seater for the first time. Smart head Ulrich Walker said he would not be draw on sales predictions, but he was confident existing owners' loyalty would provide a key base for the new ForTwo as the division aims finally to break even this year. "In a second generation we have these customers in the bank, and we will ...
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