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smart USA Appoints New Dealer to Serve Philadelphia
smart center Trevose Begins Operation on April 1
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Mar 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG), today appointed a new smart dealer in southeast Pennsylvania to serve the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys, including Philadelphia. The dealership, to be named smart center Trevose, will open on April 1 and be managed by the Faulkner Organization, Pennsylvania's largest auto dealer group.

"Eastern Pennsylvania has some of the most passionate smart enthusiasts in the country, and we are thrilled to serve consumers in the region," said Jill Lajdziak, President, smart USA. "We welcome the Faulkner Organization to the smart USA team, and our customers will benefit from their superior customer service."

smart center Trevose will be located at 4437 E. Street Road in Trevose, Pennsylvania, and will be a stand-alone sales and service center. Consumers may reach the dealership at www.smartcentertrevose.com or by calling 215-364-3980.

"Combining the legendary Faulkner name with the innovative smart fortwo is a perfect partnership," said Bob Lewis, Dealer Principal. "We are eager to get started and foster relationships with new and existing customers in the region."

The smart center Trevose showroom will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The smart service center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

smart center Trevose is one of 78 smart dealerships located in 36 states and Puerto Rico, and the second new dealership smart USA has opened in 2010.

ABOUT the smart fortwo and smart USA

smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. The smart fortwo is a brand of and is manufactured by Daimler AG. This technologically advanced vehicle achieves 41 mpg on the highway and is an ultra-low emissions vehicle, as certified by the State of California Air Resources Board. The vehicle is 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet tall and 5.1 feet wide and comes equipped with many functional and safety features found in most luxury models. smart is currently sold in 40 other countries, and more than one million smart fortwos have been sold since 1998. The smart fortwo is available in five trim levels ranging in price from $11,990* to $20,990*.

* Excludes tax, title, registration, destination charge, options and other dealer fees.

ABOUT PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, operates 312 retail automotive franchises, representing 40 different brands and 25 collision repair centers. Penske Automotive, which sells new and previously owned vehicles, finance and insurance products and replacement parts, and offers maintenance and repair services on all brands it represents, has 164 franchises in 17 states and Puerto Rico and 148 franchises located outside the United States, primarily in the United Kingdom.

Penske Automotive, through its wholly-owned subsidiary smart USA Distributor LLC, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo vehicle and related parts in the United States. smart USA supports over 75 smart retail centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Penske Automotive is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 1000 and has approximately 14,000 employees. smart and fortwo are registered trademarks of Daimler AG.

For additional information, visit www.smartusa.com or www.penskeautomotive.com

SOURCE: smart USA Distributor LLC

Rick Bourgoise
Director, Communications
smart USA
248.648.2582
rbourgoise@smartusa.com
or
Bob Lewis
Dealer Principal
smart center Trevose
215-364-3980
rlewis@faulknertobesure.com
or
Anthony R. Pordon
Senior Vice President
Penske Automotive Group
248.648.2540
tpordon@penskeautomotive.com