UPDATE 3-Daimler to launch Smart car in US in 2008

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(Adds details on pricing, mileage, analyst quote and ) By Kevin Krolicki and Poornima Gupta DETROIT, June 28 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG said on Wednesday it will launch its two-seater Smart minicar in the United States in early 2008, as fuel prices shift consumers' attention to more economical vehicles. The world's fifth-biggest carmaker said it had selected UnitedAuto Group as its exclusive distributor for the quirky car, which is already established in European markets. The ...

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