Tiny time: Ex-Hummer lot to sell fortwos

Robison, Jennifer
September 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);9/29/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p14
The article reports on the move of Towbin Automotive Enterprises to switch its West Sahara Hummer Dealership sales to smart fortwo, tiny, two-seat coupes by Daimler-Benz. Chairman Dan Towbin revealed that the switch from Hummers to the tiny cars was a coincidence, though he admitted that fuel economics played a role in its decision to sell it Hummer unit. He added that with regards to segments such as large sport utility vehicles (SUV), the business model was not profitable enough to continue on with.


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