The Global View

Smart car swerves motor crash

Just like Greenbang’s favourite eco-friendly celeb Natalie Portman, the Smart car is small, upmarket, perfectly formed and boasts an environmental conscience. Greenbang would like a Smart Car but probably wouldn’t get its lardy ass in one.

The eco-toting car is also a relative bright spot in the badly hit car market for top end UK car retailer Inchcape, which has just reported like-for-like sales in the UK up by 1.2 per cent for the first six months of the year.

In a report in London’s Evening Standard, Inchcape’s chief executive Andre Lacroix said:

“The premium sector has been outperforming the rest of the market for four or five years because of its willingness to innovate and stimulate the market and cars like the Smart, a good example of this, are doing very well.”

Yet another sign that hard times and the spiralling price of oil is forcing people to look at greener alternatives – a good thing for sure, even if it’s only being done for selfish financial reasons.