So Smart is rethinking its U.S. expansion plans. A new management team
installed this fall will consider bringing other vehicles in addition
to the SUV-style ForMore, U.S.-based spokeswoman Julia Knittel said.
The company will use next month's North American International Auto
Show in Detroit -- the auto industry's glitziest annual event -- to
gauge U.S. interest in Smart's full product line, which includes a
four-seater and a roadster. The company could decide to speed or delay
its U.S. debut as it develops new models, Knittel said.