Smart ForSpeed concept leaks from leaky Chinese patents office
The Chinese patent office seemingly has more holes than the Titanic, this time the Smart ForSpeed concept has been leaked ahead of a possible launch. However, lets think about this in real times the Chinese market is now the worlds biggest market and also the worlds most notorious market for having your car ripped off by a local manufacturer, thus it makes perfect sense to register your automotive copyrights in China as well as overseas for double protection. So when Chinese automotive media such as Auto.Sohu find patented cars in the patent office, it does not always necessarily mean that the car will launch in the next few weeks.
On the other hand, China is becoming a major market for the Smart brand so the Forspeed could be introduced in the next couple of years as an imported vehicle, Smart vehicles were once scheduled to be produced in China but Chrysler-Daimler could not locate a suitable factory for the small car brand, although Qingdao was once touted as the perfect spot to kick start a mini car business.