Smart will be sold in Malaysia

Boeblingen, Germany. Microcar brand Smart will be launched in Malaysia before the end of the year, company sources say.

Malaysian trade secretary Rafidah Aziz approved the manufacturer's import license while visiting the company's headquarters here in early October and his country will be the first in Southeast Asia to import the DaimlerChrysler subsidiary's vehicles.

Initially the license will only apply to the Smart ForTwo, but it is understood there will be a push to widen the license to Smart's entire product range as soon as possible.



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