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Smart fortwo Protects Its Passenger, According to ADAC Test

It is just usual that when a small car crash with a big car, the smaller one get pressed hard – or so we thought. In the standard crash test, vehicles with the same weight are being stimulted to collide with each other. However, the most recent ADAC test made four smaller vehicles crash into a vehicle as big as a lower end midsized car. Surprisingly, it showed that the smart car despite being the lightest and smallest vehicle, can avoid the most common injury – the life threatening injury in the chest. According to Daimler’s website, they attribute the crash test success to these safety concepts: The tridion safety… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the smart forstars Concept

If you think being a manufacturer of electric vehicles means churning out model after unimaginative model, you just need to look at the latest concept car from smart. This is the smart forstars concept, which is slated to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show starting on the 29th of this month. The forstars is a Sport Utility Coupe, or SUC for short. What this means is that the car gets ample room for a couple of people as well as their cargo. It also adds a dash of flavor into the existing designs in the smart lineup, although you might see the resemblance between this concept and the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Announced smart forfour’s Comeback

A lot of smart fortwo owners gathered at the smart times event in Antwerp. In that occasion, these small car enthusiasts showcased their prized vehicles and mingled with other people of the same interest. In the same event, Daimler announced that they are releasing the four door version of the smart car again, in year 2014. If you can still remember, the smart forfour was made and launched before, between April 2004 and July 2006. But the numbers were not quite what they expected, so they stopped production. But Daimler, with their partner Renault-Nissan, deemed that it is now the time to introduce it to the market again. And it… Continue Reading »

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smart times 2012: World Record for Longest smart Parade in Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium was the meeting place for 1,594 smart vehicle enthusiasts from 27 countries that participated in the smart times 2012. This was easily the largest gathering of the community that supports smart, and they also helped set the world record for the longest smart parade when they drove 1,114 smart vehicles through the streets of Antwerp. You might be thinking, so many cars—even if they’re smart cars—should produce a considerable amount of carbon dioxide. Don’t worry, because this will be compensated for by a reforestation effort from smart, together with the nonprofit WeForest. A total of 5,200 trees will be planted in Kenya. The smart times, which started back… Continue Reading »

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smart times and The New Look of smart fortwo

A few days from now, smart car fans will once again gather for the “smart times” event. For a number of years now, over 4,500 smart enthusiasts from 25 countries gather in a place to hang out, try new fortwo vehicles and of course, show off their prized possessions – their smart cars. The smart times 2012 will be at Hangar29 Waagnatie in Antwerp on August 23-August 26. To raise the excitement, smart created an advertising they titled, “smart fortwo: facelift”. And you guessed it, the video will show the new look of the small vehicle (with ladies with heavy make up on), still stylish and cute yet with obvious… Continue Reading »

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“10th Anniversary” Special smart fortwo BRABUS Model in the Works

To celebrate 10 awesome years of working together to create premium, customized variants of top-of-the-line smart vehicles, microcar manufacturer smart and tuning specialist BRABUS are once again partnering up—this time to create a 10th anniversary special edition of the fortwo. The special model will have a limited production run of 100 units and comes with all sorts of exclusive features and furnishings. Based on the smart fortwo BRABUS currently on the market, the anniversary unit will also go for 102 horsepower with a 155-kph top speed. For the exterior, the vehicle is painted mostly in “liquid silver” save for the headlamps that are colored titanium and the BRABUS insignias that… Continue Reading »

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“EcoScore” Trees by car2go, Now Available

Car2go, the car-sharing network that uses smart fortwos announced their newest innovation – an application that evaluates driving style. The tool called “EcoScore” determines three factors, smooth driving, acceleration and rolling out a point value between 0 and 100. These values or factors that can be checked using a touch-screen display can help car2go clients to know if their driving style can positively or negatively affect the environment. The images that one would see in the screen are trees. They shrink or grow in size depending on how you rate and answer questions. The larger your trees are, the more environment-friendly your driving strategy is. It is better if animals… Continue Reading »

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