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New Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Debut At 2016 Paris Show

It was Smart that became the first of mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car late last decade. The name of that car was the ForTwo Electric Drive, and it was met with a lot of trepidation since the industry wasn’t really ready for an electric-powered vehicle. The third generation ForTwo arrived last year, but the electric version was noticeably absent from the range. Luckily, there’s no need to fret because the new ForTwo Electric Drive will soon arrive. Smart just confirmed the new version of the ForTwo electric version will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show in September. This time, every model in the Smart lineup… Continue Reading »

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Latest Smart Brabus Debut At Beijing 2016

The latest Smart Brabus made its international debut at the 2016 Auto China event in Beijing recently, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. It is the most powerful version of the small city car with a power output of 109 HP. This increase in power was the result of the collaboration between Smart and Brabus. The power boost allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 9.5 seconds. The top speed of the Smart Forfour is at 180 km/h. It will be available in all models of the hot two-seater, including the Smart ForTwo, Smart ForTwo Cabriolet, and Smart Forfour. The Brabus Smart ForTwo Cabriolet already… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Sales Went Down 3% in Q1

Mercedes-Benz USA just released its sales report for the month of March. According to the press release of company, it sold 28,164 luxury vehicles in the month that just ended. The figures tally up for a total of 75,769 for the first quarter of the year. Overall, the first quarter Mercedes-Benz USA sales went down by three percent compared to the same period in 2015. Outside the luxury car and SUV variants of Mercedes, the Smart brand was able to sell 479 units. Mercedes vans displayed record sales of 3,072 in March showing an increase of 29.1 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. Including the mentioned segments, sales of MBUSA sum up to 31,715 last month…. Continue Reading »

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Virtual Test Drives Offered for the smart fortwo cabrio

The smart division is gearing itself or the arrival of the fortwo cabriolet in showrooms on March 10 this year. To hype the upcoming mini-convertible, the company launched its “Open for anything!” creative theme. In addition, smart also offers the “Virtual Test Experience” for fans and potential buyers. According to the Global Media Site of Daimler, the virtual test drive allows the person occupying the smart fortwo cabrio a way to experience the benefits of summer, sunshine, and the exuberant enjoyment of life in a realistic way. A pair of virtual glasses are given to the driver to experience the mentioned scenarios. A 360-view is given to the driver by the… Continue Reading »

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Smart fortwo is the Greenest 2016 Car

The smart fortwo electric drive once again bags the distinction of being the greenest vehicle under the 2016 model year. The recognition was given by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE). According to The Globe and Mail, the smart fortwo also got the same distinction in the past two years, making it a recipient of the title for three consecutive years. The recognition was handed by the ACEE this Wednesday. Among the other contenders to the title, which were all 2016 models, the carbon dioxide emission of the smart fortwo was only at 2.77 mpg. Because of that, the council gave it a score of 63. The figure… Continue Reading »

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Car2go suspends service in Miami

Daimler’s ride-sharing service car2go is suspending its service in Miami effective March 1, citing ‘soft demand’ in the area. That is despite some 32,000 individuals who have signed up for the service, which is backed by 300 smart vehicles for the Miami fleet. According to a company spokesperson, the $1 charge applied by the state for rental-car services is stifling car2go’s prospects. This is especially true because other ride-sharing platforms–such as Uber–as well as taxis are not subject to that same charge. $1 may not seem like much, but people who get used to ride-sharing services will depend on those services, and people will be discouraged by a constant $1 charge… Continue Reading »

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Check Out These New Photos of Mercedes-Benz at NAIAS 2016

After ending the year 2015 with a bang, thanks to impressive sales figures that grew over 13 percent compared to the previous year, Mercedes-Benz follows up its success by highlighting its new products at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The biggest star of the show was the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The luxury car made its world premiere in the event during its traditional New Years Reception. Aside from the more sensual styling of the new E-Class that takes its cues from the C-Class and S-Class, the main highlights of the car are the advanced technologies it houses. The auto is capable of driving itself up to 130 mph… Continue Reading »

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