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Geneva Motor Show: smart offensive

THE year 2003 will one of product offensive for smart, as it launches its roadster model range, a four-seater smart and moves into new global markets.

Andreas Renschler, chief executive officer of smart, said: 'Last year's sales of 122,300 vehicles confirmed the conceptual strengths of the smart brand. These same qualities are reflected in our current and future innovations, which is why we have such high confidence in the success of the brand.

'However, we are realistic enough to be able to perceive and assess our objectives in the light of the difficult economic situation prevailing in 2003.'

Although the four seater – called the forfour – will not be seen until the Frankfurt Show later in the year, smart had its new roadster and roadster-coupe on display in Geneva, as well as a number of Brabus accessories for the two new models and the city-coupe and cabrio. Trims, wheels and body skirts are available, and will be on sale in smart Centres from June.

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