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  • Smart Forease+ concept

    Smart rolled out the Forease speedster concept last October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the original Fortwo, as well as preview design elements bound for future models. For this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Smart rolled out the updated Forease+ concept, which thanks to its convertible roof is more suited to everyday use. The removable roof consists of a hard shell with a fabric lining and is extremely light, meaning swapping in and out is easy. We still wouldn't call it practical, though. The lack of any form of side windows and the open rear means...

  • Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

    Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been...

  • 2018 Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio
    First production EQ electric car is the Smart EQ ForTwo

    In the lead up to this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz said it was planning to present the first production electric car from its new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars. This got many thinking the automaker would reveal its EQC electric SUV, which is currently doing the...

  • Smart ForTwo 10th Anniversary special edition
    Smart celebrates a decade in US with 10th Anniversary Edition ForTwo Electric Drive

    Smart has been making news in the United States for more than a decade, but that's only because the quirky city car brand flirted with coming to the U.S. for years before it actually got here. Now, however, it's been a decade. To mark the occasion, Smart revealed the 10th Anniversary Edition ForTwo...

  • 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
    2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive priced from $24,550

    Smart was one of the first mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car when it launched the first ForTwo Electric Drive on the market late last decade. Smart is now launching a successor, which the company has confirmed will be priced from $24,550. That’s $1,200 lower than the previous...

  • 2017 Smart ForTwo Brabus
    Smart ForTwo gets more power thanks to Brabus

    Smart used this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show to roll out some Brabus-enhanced versions of its ForTwo and ForFour minicars. We’re not talking about the simple appearance packages we saw earlier in the year—this time there’s more power plus some chassis mods. Before you get...

  • World's fastest Smart ForTwo boasts 1,500 hp jet engine

    Engine swaps into Smart ForTwos aren't all that uncommon, but there's a special kind of absurdity with this one's 1,500-horsepower, helicopter-sourced jet engine. Technically, Mike West's Smart car wasn't the recipient of an engine swap since it retains its stock unit for on-road driving. Instead, its passenger seat was swapped out in favor of the aforementioned jet engine. ALSO SEE: Ken Block's mechanic drives a Z06-rivaling '79 Firebird Trans Am: Video The engine is a tight fit since it appears to rub against the front of the dash, but it is fairly obvious that practicality wasn't the goal...

  • 2017 Smart ForTwo equipped with Brabus Sports package
    Brabus package for new Smarts debuts at Geneva Motor Show

    Semi-official Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus has developed a range of upgrades for the latest-generation Smart cars. The upgrades, previewed this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and previously spied in prototype form, are grouped in a new Brabus Sports package, though unlike similar packages from...

  • 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio debuts at 2015 Frankfurt auto show

    Fans of the third-generation Smart ForTwo that’s just gone on sale will soon be able to opt for an open-top version as Daimler’s minicar brand has just revealed a new Fortwo Cabrio. The car is on show this week at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show and confirmed to reach showrooms in the...

  • 2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio Spy Shots

    These are our latest spy shots of a prototype for the new ForTwo Cabrio based on the third generation of the popular Smart minicar. The new ForTwo made its debut last summer alongside a returning four-door ForFour variant. Only the ForTwo will be offered in the U.S.; it will be in local showrooms...

  • 2016 Smart ForTwo, 2015 New York Auto Show
    2016 Smart ForTwo makes U.S. debut

    The third-generation Smart car made its world debut last summer, in both two-door ForTwo and four-door ForFour bodystyles. The car has now made its U.S. debut, appearing at the 2015 New York Auto Show, but only the ForTwo has arrived. It goes on sale this fall, as a 2016 model. The platform of the...

  • 2016 Smart ForTwo Brabus spy shots
    2016 Smart ForTwo Brabus Spy Shots

    Smart recently took the covers off its third-generation ForTwo minicar, which is set to arrive in local showrooms next year as a 2016 model. Now we have the first spy shots of a prototype wearing some performance upgrades being developed by famous Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus. The bumpers on this...

  • Nu Big Thing Big Block Smart Car

    The Big Block Smart Car is back, and this time the setup has been changed around. You may remember this high-powered ultra-compact from earlier in the year when it was ripping off wheelies and sub-12 second quarter mile drag times. Now the car has a new engine, a new clutch, and even a new name according to the Nu Big Thing script on the doors. DON'T MISS: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is World's Most Powerful Sedan The caged machine features some manner of oversize V-8 goodness under its skin. The previous engine used was a 462-cubic-inch behemoth, and there's no word yet on what the father...

  • Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test
    Smart Fortwo Vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Crash Test Video

    Daimler's Smart brand has faced many challenges in the past, but overcoming common perception is probably toughest of all. So used to huge SUVs and pickups are many customers, that they refuse to believe anything as small as the Smart Fortwo can be safe. MUST SEE: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster...

  • 2016 Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour (European models), global launch, Berlin, July 2014
    New Smart ForTwo And ForFour Revealed: Live Photos And Video

    German auto giant Daimler has taken the wraps off the latest version of its smallest car, the all-new 2016 Smart ForTwo. This time, however, the four-door variant has made a comeback, with Smart also introducing a new ForFour overnight. The tiny duo was presented at a special event in Berlin, where...

  • Big block-powered Smart ForTwo drag car
    Big Block Smart Car Pulls Wheelies, Sounds Like The Apocalypse

    The Smart ForTwo is the butt of many jokes, often for good reason. Recently, it's even become the target of some malicious practical jokers in San Francisco. This is one Smart car that's not taking any guff, however. ALSO SEE: Audi 200 Turbo Tears Up A Snow-Covered Mountain: Video Okay, so it's a...

  • Teaser for new Smart Fortwo and Forfour
    Smart Teases New Fortwo And Forfour In Promo Video

    Smart engineers are close to signing off development of the third-generation Fortwo minicar, and this time there will be both a regular two-door model and a new four-door variant called the Forfour (Smart has previously sold a Forfour but this was never available in the U.S.). While we’ve...

  • 2015 Smart Forfour spy shots
    2015 Smart Forfour Spy Shots

    The Smart Forfour is set to make its return, and a prototype of the vehicle has been spotted for the first time. The car is a four-door version of the upcoming third-generation Smart Fortwo and both cars should be revealed later this year, most likely at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October. The new...

  • Smart Fourjoy concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Smart will be providing us with our best look yet at its third-generation Fortwo with the unveiling of the Fourjoy concept car at next week’s 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Fourjoy is the latest in a string of concepts that hint at the styling of the next Fortwo and a new Forfour, both of which are under development and due out late next year as 2015 models. It features a number of details from previous show cars that proved popular, such as the square-shaped lights, lightweight construction and minimalist cabin. The honeycomb structure of the air intakes also emphasize the link with...

  • 2015 Smart Fortwo test mule spy shots
    Smart To Preview New Fortwo In Frankfurt, Launch Crossover: Report

    Smart’s third-generation Fortwo is a year behind schedule, which means it might be some time still until we see the car finally unveiled. To keep interest alive, Smart will reportedly unveil a pair of concepts previewing the design at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show next month. One will be for...

  • Renault Twin’Run concept
    Renault Twin’Run Racing Concept Previews Next Twingo: Video

    Renault has unveiled a racy new concept car at the Monaco Grand Prix that the French automaker is using to preview its next-generation Twingo minicar, more specifically, the Twingo RS performance model. The new concept goes by the name Twin’Run and its design pays homage to the legendary R5...

  • 2013 Smart ForTwo BoConcept Signature Style
    Smart Partners With BoConcept For Special Edition ForTwo

    Smart has teamed up with Danish interior design company BoConcept to create a new special edition ForTwo Cabrio. Called the Smart ForTwo BoConcept Signature Style, the special edition aims to combine the warm personal touch of one’s own home with the mobility of a car. At the same time...

  • 2015 Smart Fortwo test mule spy shots
    New Smart Fortwo And Forfour Models Will Be Developed With Renault

    Contrary to a previous report, French automaker Renault will continue its original collaboration with Smart to develop new minicars to replace their respective Twingo and ForTwo models as well as Smart’s discontinued ForFour. The collaboration stems from an alliance deal signed between...

  • 2015 Smart Fortwo test mule spy shots
    Smart To Develop Next ForTwo Alone As Renault Pulls Out: Report

    In 2010 industry giants Daimler and Renault-Nissan formed an alliance that was, among other things, to see the development of the next-generation Smart ForTwo and Renault Twingo shared between the two companies. According to the original alliance deal, the future Smart and Renault models would ride...

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