The Smart brand has long been a money-loser for Daimler, and the group's new boss-- who is set to in May -- seems to be feeling reasonably unsentimental about it.
The most recent plans for the brand have it pivoting to become an all-electric urban car, but it's looking increasingly like that ambitious (and likely expensive) plan might not come to fruition.
It's hard to say how much money the brand has cost Daimler over the past 21 years since the parent company doesn't break out Smart's financials in its public reports, but that the number could be in the billions of euros.
The Smart brand launched officially in the US in 2008 and-- the Coupe and the Cabrio, both electric -- in a variety of trim levels starting at around $24,000.
Representatives from Daimler didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.