The German company Daimler AG manufactures the Smart brand of compact cars, and sells them in the United States. Daimler also manufactures Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but keeps the two brands distinct. As of 2013, Daimler did not manufacture the Smart car in the United States, but rather in France.
Daimler offers its Smart cars at its authorized dealership network across the United States. Daimler's line of Smart cars offers hard-topped and convertible versions, as well as gasoline-powered and fully electric battery-powered models. However, only two-seat models of Smart cars are available in the United States, leaving the four-seater as a Europe-exclusive vehicle.