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Smart exploring opportunities for U.S. ForTwo EV trial

In July last year Smart unveiled three new concept versions of its second-generation ForTwo minicar, all based around an ultra-efficient electric drivetrain. The trio included a regular petrol-electric hybrid, a diesel-electric hybrid and a zero-emissions electric vehicle. This third concept, the... read more

January 13, 2009 by 
 
Brabus Smart ForTwo

Brabus Smart ForTwo Confirmed For U.S.

The Smart ForTwo has proven to be a runaway success for Mercedes-Benz in the United States, with the official distributor Penske Automotive Group forced to boost sales... read more October 23, 2008 by 


 
BMW prototypes smart key that doubles as a credit card

BMW prototypes smart key that doubles as a credit card

Using your car key as a payment method may not be something you've always wanted, but BMW and technological partner NXP are betting it will become a must-have feature once... read more October 21, 2008 by 


 
Daimler considering U.S. production for Smart ForTwo

Daimler considering U.S. production for Smart ForTwo

The once financially stricken Smart brand is now struggling to keep up with demand for its iconic ForTwo minicar, with managers considering building a second plant and adding... read more August 24, 2008 by 


 
Daimler updates its smart fortwo, adds micro hybrid start-stop

Daimler updates its smart fortwo, adds micro hybrid start-stop

Starting in October, smart's fortwo will get an update that includes a new micro hybrid drive (MHD) system to aid a pair of petrol engine variants. The micro hybrid system... read more July 11, 2008 by 


 
Impressive results for Smart ForTwo in IIHS crash-test

Impressive results for Smart ForTwo in IIHS crash-test

Following the results of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash testing of the Smart ForTwo last month, which showed the tiny two-seater only achieved... read more May 14, 2008 by 


 
Smart sets out to prove safety of ForTwo with wrecking ball ad

Smart sets out to prove safety of ForTwo with wrecking ball ad

Smart has set out to quash the perception that its diminutive ForTwo runabout is unsafe by launching a new advertising campaign in the UK where the car is hit with a one-ton... read more May 2, 2008 by 


 
Video: IIHS crash-testing the Smart ForTwo

Video: IIHS crash-testing the Smart ForTwo

Earlier this month the NHTSA revealed concerns about the safety of the new Smart ForTwo minicar after conducting a number of safety tests on it. The results showed that the... read more April 29, 2008 by 


 
Smart to sell fortwo in China by mid-2009

Smart to sell fortwo in China by mid-2009

The speed of growth in the Chinese auto market is difficult to comprehend because the scale of it is beyond anything known in Europe or North America, especially coupled with... read more April 19, 2008 by 


 
Crash tests show ForTwo not so smart

Crash tests show ForTwo not so smart

Incredible demand has created a waiting list for buyers trying to get their hands on a Smart ForTwo in its first year of official U.S. sales. Strong fuel efficiency, easy... read more April 3, 2008 by 


 
Smart unveils 'limited two' fortwo

Smart unveils 'limited two' fortwo

Smart has unveiled its 'limited two' model at the Geneva Motor Show. The limited two is a special edition version of the Smart fortwo and will only be produced as a limited... read more March 4, 2008 by 


 
Comeback planned for Smart ForFour

Comeback Planned For Smart Forfour

The Smart brand has just been launched in the U.S. and with preorder sales already beating expectations Mercedes officials think it’s time to bring back the ForFour... read more January 31, 2008 by 


 
Chinese Smart ForTwo knockoff stirs up Bologna

Chinese Smart ForTwo knockoff stirs up Bologna

Martin Motors, the European importer of the Bubble, decided to show the car at Bologna - in the parking lot - despite a court order prohibiting its attendance. The import... read more December 10, 2007 by 


 
Smart ForTwo supermini scores 4-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test

Smart ForTwo supermini scores 4-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test

Despite its diminutive size the Smart Fortwo supermini has achieved a four out of five star rating in the latest Euro NCAP’s Adult Occupant crash tests, putting it in... read more October 24, 2007 by 


 
Smart ForTwo creator plans second car

Smart ForTwo creator plans second car

The man originally behind the concept of Smart cars, Swatch chairman Nicolas G. Hayek, has said he’s planning to build a new, greener car. Hayek's previous auto... read more September 6, 2007 by 


 
Smart Fortwo poses safety fears in US

Smart Fortwo poses safety fears in US

DaimlerChrysler’s tiny Smart car is a popular model for tackling Europe’s tight inner-city streets and exorbitant fuel prices, but in the US, where it’s... read more July 13, 2007 by 


 
 

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