UK Is Next Country To Get smart lightshine

Emmanuel P January 13, 2011

Back in July of last year, the world was treated to a glimpse of a special edition smart called the lightshine. Based on the passion coupe model, the lightshine edition has color-coded apron and sideskirt body panels. In addition to the matte green body panels, the filler cap and headlamp bezels are also color coded. Distinctive wheels and lightshine badging are also employed to elevate this special edition smart car from the other models. Now, the lightshine edition has reached the British mainland, priced at £11,405.

Using new materials and patterns, the interior has a new upper dashboard and glovebox design. Special floor mats and a steering wheel with three spokes and paddle shifter are distinctive items that are capped with the lightshine logo.

Gary Savage, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars says that “The smart fortwo lightshine edition epitomises the values of smart, the model offering an unrivalled fusion of eye-catching style, comfort and environmental compatibility in a fun-to-own and drive package”.

smart Britain has intimated that only 86 lightshine special editions will be available for the local market. Powered by a 54 horsepower engine, the car reportedly has an emissions level of just 86g/km of CO2. smart claims that this number is the lowest for any combustion car now available anywhere in the world.

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