Daimler Chrysler’s European Smart division will showcase its new Smart City-Coupe Edition i-move at this week’s Apple Expo in Paris, France. It’s a limited edition car that ships with an iPod and iPod connection system.
The car — immodestly described by Smart as the “premiere vehicle in Europe” — has a holder for the iPod and an audio kit that directly attaches it to the i-move audio system. Pricing and availability hasn’t been announced yet on the French language Web site. A full screen QT Virtual Reality (QTVR) image of the i-move is online.
The i-move/iPod combo follows Apple and Volkswagen’s Pods Unite promotion that rewards buyers of VW’s Beetle sedan with a free iPods and connectivity kit. Apple Expo 2003 will be held Sept. 16 – 20 at the Porte De Versailles in Paris.