Smart Automobile is perhaps one of the youngest car manufacturers on the planet. Founded in Germany jointly by Nicolas Hayek and Daimler-Benz AG in 1994, the Smart concept was in many ways inspired by the success of Swatch. In fact, the original working name of the car was the Swatchmobile. In keeping with the Swatch style and ethos the Smart Logo incorporates a C (standing for compact) with an arrow facing outward to symbolise the company motto: Forward thinking.
Despite its late introduction to the world car market the Smart car was a hit, attracting orders and media attention around the world. Today the vehicles are marketed and sold in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia. Over the years the size, shape and style of Smart cars have remained remarkably similar, with the majority of the firms innovations being based more on performance upgrades, the development of a convertible version and the inclusion of an electric model.
Why not have a look at the official Smart UK company web site and get the latest news about Smart in the UK at The Smart Owners' Club site. You may also like to see what they're saying about new Smart cars on the Top Gear web site.
Smart is a manufacturer that offers a complete range of cars from the entry level ForTwo Coupe to the top-of-the-range ForTwo Cabrio. For both personal and company use, leasing / contract hire from First Vehicle Leasing offers you the best opportunity to drive away in a brand new Smart for less. You choose the Smart you want and how long you want to lease that car for, and we take care of the pricing, negotiating the finance, ordering and delivery of your brand new 2014-registered car.
If you're not a business then it is best to just opt for personal leasing and for a simple explanation about our different types of cheap personal contract hire / finance / leasing packages available in the UK please read our pages about personal leasing offers or call our advisors free on 0333 00 333 25.
The main difference for businesses is that there are often advantages arising from the company's UK VAT status and special conditions may apply for fleet leasing, so prices are often lower. For a simple explanation about our different types of business contract hire / finance / leasing options please read our pages about business leasing or call our advisors free on 0333 00 333 25.
We get the best cheap deals and they're new every week - and don't forget to come back at the end of the year for the best new Smart 2015 prices and cheap special offers!
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