9 November 2004

The Mitsubishi Colt (above) and Smart Forfour (right) are off to a slow sales start, according to industry reports. NedCar, the Dutch factory that builds the sister models has reportedly laid off 900 temporary workers and cut back on shift work. Smart only managed to sell 23,000 Forfours between March and September, according to Automotive News Europe. Neither car arrived in the UK until September.

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