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Smart 341 Parkour concept

Smart 341 Parkour Wins Los Angeles Design Challenge 2011

Whatever you think of the Smart brand and its diminutive two-seater city cars you have to commend its bold, fresh take on modern motoring. It's easy to get the impression that, after years of posting huge losses, the brand is riding out the market until tiny, fuel-efficient cars become genuinely... read more

November 22, 2011 by
 
2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Daimler Works To Relaunch Smart In The U.S. Market

The adage goes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but Daimler AG isn’t buying into that. In fact, they’re betting that most Americans... read more August 31, 2011 by


 
2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

When it comes to cars that are fully electric, the Tesla Roadster and Nissan Leaf seem to grab all the attention, but there are a handful of other zero-emission cars... read more August 16, 2011 by


 
2010 GM EN-V Concept

General Motors Picks U.K. For EN-V City Car Euro Manufacture

Small cars are becoming big business. The smart fortwo, Scion iQ, Gordon Murray's upcoming T.25, the Renault Twizy... more and more carmakers are developing tiny vehicles to... read more July 11, 2011 by


 
Volkswagen starts car sharing project “Quicar – Share a Volkswagen” in Hanover

Three's A Trend: Volkswagen Enters The Ride-Sharing Game

Today, roughly 50% of the world's population lives in urban environments, and by 2030, the figure is expected to hit 60%. This presents an interesting challenge for... read more May 17, 2011 by


 
Smart glass changes at the touch of a button

Video: Smart Glass, Pick Your Tint Whatever The Weather

Glass roof panels are becoming a popular option in modern cars. Taking the old sunroof and moonroof a step further, you can enjoy all the view you'd get in a convertible with... read more May 12, 2011 by


 
Geely McCAR

McCAR With Free Happy Wheels: Geely Car And Scooter Combo

If your idea of a vehicle with another attatched to the back is a Winnebago with a Smart ForTwo strapped behind it, you need to start thinking about downsizing. Chinese... read more April 26, 2011 by


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Coupe and Convertible

BMW Reveals Downsized 3 Cylinder Engine, U.S-Bound?

Home of the Ultimate Driving Machine and bringer of Joy to drivers, BMW has revealed its latest powerplant and to the casual observer or diehard enthusiast neither corporate... read more April 14, 2011 by


 
Banana car

Going Bananas: Bio-Plastics Could Mean Fruity Future Cars

Plastic is one of mankind's great inventions. It's more or less impossible to get by in the modern world without owning or using something made from one type of plastic or... read more March 30, 2011 by


 
UberCab app

Packing For SXSW? Grab These Two Apps For Motoring Around Town

Back in the late-mid-80s, South By Southwest was a humble music festival. Then someone -- possibly Al Gore -- invented the internet, Austin became a second Silicon Valley... read more March 11, 2011 by


 
Renault R-Space Concept

2011 Geneva Motor Show: Technology And Design At Swiss Show

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the top auto shows each year for new cars, concepts and car technology, and 2011 was no exception. Under the shining lights and amongst the... read more March 8, 2011 by


 
SF Bay Area Wussies, or, Ultra-Urban Mobility In Action. Photo by Matt H.

Reader Pic: When Your Segway Isn't Enough, Get Smart

This driver's urban ultra-mobility cocktail is made of one part Smart car and one part all-terrain Segway. It also has a dash of crazy, for flavor. We're not exactly sure... read more March 2, 2011 by


 
2011 Smart Forspeed Concept live photos

Smart Forspeed Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Lately, the Smart brand has been focusing more on electrified vehicles, releasing its Smart Fortwo Electric Drive minicar and following this up with concept versions of an... read more March 1, 2011 by


 
2012 Fiat 500

The Virtues of Being Small

The other day I was driving with a friend when they pointed at the Lincoln Town Car in front of us and said "Hah, look at that boat." Granted, he was really talking about a... read more February 21, 2011 by


 
Smart Forspeed Concept

Smart Forspeed Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Following on from its Escooter electric two-wheeler concept at last year’s Paris Auto Show, Smart has rolled out a new open-top ‘speedster’ based on the... read more February 20, 2011 by


 
First Smart ForTwo Electric Drive with Roger Penske and Smart USA president Jill Lajdziak, Jan 2011

Mercedes-Benz Taking Over Smart Distribution In U.S.

Penske Automotive Group has, until now, been the exclusive distributor of the Smart brand (consisting entirely of the Fortwo minicar and its new electric variant) in the U.S... read more February 14, 2011 by


 
 

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