Onlookers were wowed while customers were proud to be a part of a special customer road rally smart center Englewood conducted recently.
Last January its launch made the U.S. the 37th country to sell smart, which is the most fuel- efficient two-seater in the US. Today, just about one year later, twenty-nine smart cars got to experience this fuel efficiency as they saw magnificent views and sites and wound their way through the streets of Englewood, the Palisade Interstate Parkway, Piermont and Sparkill, NY. They stopped at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, the State Line Scenic Overlook and finished at Relish Restaurant, Sparkill, New York for some relaxation and hors d’oeuvres.
Volatile fuel prices, increased urban congestion and a mindset of environmental responsibility, make the smart fortwo the ideal vehicle choice. It is the smallest and shortest car in the United States and this road rally displayed this everywhere as the long line of vehicles made its local stops including the Bergen Performing Arts Center who provided history and a tour of the theater. This tour included everyone having the chance to feel like a star standing on the stage and learning about the brilliant acoustics of the theater, viewing the dressing rooms and hearing about all the signatures of celebrities on the theater’s popular Steinway piano. The theater also generously provided tickets and a CD to all attendees to go with the goody bag that smart center Englewood provided.
Relish’s refreshments were delicious and the restaurant was a cozy haven for awarding the trophies for the most unique smart car (One of A Kind) that the participants judged, and a Road Warrior trophy for the smart with the most mileage.
“This vehicle is a trendsetter of safety developments in small cars. It has been subjected to extensive crash and safety tests including those administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration where it received the highest possible rating for side impact crashes. It also received the highest possible rating for frontal offset crash and side impact tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety who also awarded smart the second highest rating for rear impact tests. It has safety features that are usually found in luxury vehicles such as a reinforced steel cage, collapsible steering column, crash –absorbing elements at front and rear, and safety seats with integrated head rests,” said Joseph Agresta, Jr., Executive Vice President smart center Englewood.
DRIVING GREEN IS NOT SIMPLY ABOUT FUEL ECONOMY
“Customers can also feel good knowing that they are driving a vehicle that is produced in one of the most modern and environmentally friendly vehicle production facilities in the world. Materials like formaldehyde and asbestos were eliminated in the production of the plant and water waste is collected and reused in the gardens and as coolant during the production process. Up to 95% of every smart is suitable for recycling, and it emits 50% less polluting emissions than the average vehicle. Its paint process uses 40% less energy than the conventional painting methods with zero solvent emissions and no water consumption. Any “overspray” is even collected and is 98% reusable. Smart also works with suppliers that will use returnable containers to avoid waste,” said Michael Hill, smart center Englewood General Sales Manager.
“Customers were so pleased by this special Sunday afternoon event, that we know it will be the first of many customer events,” said Mr. Hill.
Call smart center Englewood for more information about the smart fortwo and find out about its navigation system option and the new Brabus sport model.
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