Penske taps Nissan to build new four-door Smart

The two-seat Smart car, a 1,800-pound "micro-car", was deemed safe by the insurance industry's crash tests. (Carlos Osorio)

October 6, 2010 7:30:06 AM PDT
Penske Automotive Group Inc. says it has signed a deal for Nissan to build a new four-door version of its Smart line of small cars, as it aims to boost sales of the suffering brand.