Daimler Chrysler http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20338/all en CBS Hypes Tiny 'Smart Car,' Derides 'Bigger is Better Attitude' http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-hypes-tiny-smart-car-derides-bigger-better-attitude <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Detroit is finally wising up about its cars. It’s taking a smaller-is-better cue from Europe, CBS told viewers of the June 28 “Evening News.”</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But reporter John Blackstone’s take on DaimlerChrysler’s (NYSE: <a href="http://finance.google.com/finance?q=DCX"></a>DCX) plans to sell the tiny Smart USA ForTwo car in the United States left out one big reason the car may not sell well in America: it’s not a good choice for highway driving, with low horsepower and a top speed under 90 miles per hour.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-hypes-tiny-smart-car-derides-bigger-better-attitude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business auto makers Cars Daimler Chrysler Detroit Honda smart car SUV Thu, 29 Jun 2006 19:15:36 +0000 admin 25146 at http://mrc.org