Canadian motorists will get the opportunity to buy a Smart car over a year before the DaimlerChrysler division makes its debut in the United States. The tiny, two-seat Smart City Coupe will be launched in autumn 2004 as a 2005 model, company officials revealed during a preview at the Toronto Motor Show. Measuring barely eight feet nose-to-tail, the City Coupe is one of the world's smallest passenger cars, featuring a miniscule 40-horsepower, 0.8-liter gasoline engine capable of propelling the car to about 75 mph. In Canada, where fuel costs now run over CD$3 a gallon in some parts of the country, the City Coupe's fuel economy, about 60 mpg, is expected to be a big selling point. Price should also be a plus, the basic two-seater starting at CD$16,000, (about $12,500), while the roll-top Cabrio will run CD$20,000 ($15,600). When Smart sails into the States, sometime in 2006, it will debut with a new, larger crossover vehicle, dubbed the "formore."