Mercedes-Benz http://michiganradio.org en Smart cars not catching on in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/smart-cars-not-catching-michigan <p>The only Smart car dealership in Michigan will close next week.</p><p>Aaron Bragman is senior analyst with IHS automotive. He says Smart cars never caught on in the US.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;In this market if you&rsquo;re going to offer a small car and have it be successful, it has to be small and something. It has to be small and cute or small and efficient or small and well built. The smart car unfortunately was really just,&nbsp; small.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Bragman says the fuel economy wasn&rsquo;t what people thought it would be.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:45:49 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2990 at http://michiganradio.org Smart cars not catching on in Michigan