Mitsubishi to Supply Smart with Engines

Late last week, Mitsubishi signed an agreement to supply DaimlerChrysler's Smart division with thousands of rubber bands to power the 2007 replacement of Smart's fortwo minicar. (That rubber-band engine joke never almost never gets old.) The nonetheless moto-like 1.0-liter MIVEC powerplants are a legacy of Mitsu's i concept minicar, first seen at the 2003 Tokyo motor show.

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