We know you’re all waiting for news of the second generation Smart model, which is set to launch at the Paris Auto Show in September by the way. But it looks like you have to wait a little while longer. In the meantime, Smart decided to launch something to keep you preoccupied—the Smart Limited Silver Edition, which is based on the Passion version with a little bit more, worth around 2,000 euros, thrown into the package for a price tag of 12,990 euros. You’ll find traces of Brabus styling all over the Spec-Ed which is powered by an environmentally-safe micro hybrid drive, or MHD, engine that’s capable of 71 horsepower…. Continue Reading »
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Feel your creativity flowing? Then let it show on your Smart Fortwo. The company’s USA branch, Smart Distributor LLC, has just launched its Smart Expressions program. It offers the widest choice of paint finishes and wrap designs for all Fortwo owners. The company, which is a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, is now providing paint and wrap customization by order at all Smart network dealers in the US. So from six basic colors, the Fortwo can now be transformed into a masterpiece choosing from as many as ninety-three PPG Aquabase® Plus and Aquabase® Plus Tri-Coat paint color options. It doesn’t end there. You can even bring your own color sample… Continue Reading »
car2go, Austin’s new mobility program, announced today a new six month pilot partnership with the State of Texas that gives state employees access to the car sharing program and parking spots located at the Capitol Complex. The agreement, signed with the Texas State Preservation Board (SPB) and the Texas Council on Competitive Government (CCG), is a major step in finding new transportation solutions for the State of Texas while extending car2go’s presence in Austin. “car2go is pleased to partner with two agencies that are committed to the preservation and effectiveness of the State of Texas,” said Nicholas Cole, CEO of car2go North America. “This partnership will allow car2go to expand… Continue Reading »
The smart fortwo is part of the roadscape of modern cities and plays a role in shaping their change. New technologies and environmental framework conditions influence the future of urban areas and the way we live in cities. The automobile brand smart is taking up this subject and inviting the exchange of ideas and dialogue on “The future of the city” in six European cities. A temporary exhibition platform is being set up – “smart urban stage” – where future-oriented projects will be exhibited. In the next twelve months the “smart urban stage” will visit the cities of Berlin, Rome, Zurich, Paris, Madrid and London.
The new smart art stickers give the coupe and cabrio a personal touch. Customers have a choice of six colorful motifs. The adhesive foil stickers are applied to the tridion safety cell. And further new accessories for the smart are also available: BRABUS interior contrast components in carbon look and BRABUS LED daytime driving lights. The new smart art stickers make every smart unique. From sporty to elegant or urban – the six motifs have something to suit every taste. The high quality adhesive foil stickers are applied to the tridion safety cell and provide an attractive contrast to the other body parts. The designs were developed by artist Timo… Continue Reading »
I am not quite sure why Daimler felt it was necessary to announce that the smart electric drive will be going to production, if they have already had done this in January. Nevertheless, the smart electric drive is officially a go – again. Daimler has confirmed that it is “ready for small series production”. If you follow our blog regularily, you would have learned that Daimler had been preparing for this for a while now. Not only did they purchase 10% in Tesla Motors, to solidify an already exisiting partnership, but they are also teamed up with RWE, an energy company in Germany to provide charging stations for the folks… Continue Reading »
Environmental friendliness does not mean making sacrifices. The smart fortwo with its high quality equipment proves that a car that makes environmental sense can also have charm and be fun to drive – otherwise the innovative two-seater would never have attained its popular status. smart-BRABUS takes the smart fortwo to an even higher level. In Genevaa near-series smart-BRABUS show car featuring electric drive and a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery will celebrate its world premiere. Here, ecology and a feast for the senses go hand in hand. The light and airy design of the smart fortwo BRABUS electric drive coupled with fine natural materials demonstrate harmony with the environment and at the… Continue Reading »