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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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 »
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 »
Hot on the heels of the Sharpred Special Edition that’s hitting the US right this summer, smart USA will be offering the 2013 smart ForTwo Iceshine model in the fall. There will be a grand total of 1,800 Iceshine units produced, and 300 of them—that’s just one-sixth of the total—will be sent to the United States. Production starts in September, and this edition is set to get two colors: an all-white unit and an azure blue variant. The US units will only sport the all-white color trim, however. The interior has black seats decked in leather and have white backrests and white stitching. In addition, the car gets power steering,… Continue Reading »
What happens if you race the McLaren, one of the fastest cars in the world, with another Daimler car, the smart? Well, no doubt, McLaren will win. In a very ironic situation however, the smartfortwo seems to have won. But this is not a race. A police officer in the smallest and cheapest car in Daimler’s umbrella was seen writing a ticket for a parked Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster in Beverly Hills. What happened when the owner of the stickered car saw the ticket is unknown. Well, there is nothing he can do right? It’s just funny, at least once, the smartfortwo wins.
This is embarassing. Imagine scooting around town in your badass Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren only to end up being handed a parking violation ticket by an officer driving a Smart car. In case you’re wondering, a new SLR McLaren held a price tag of just over half a million dollars during its time. It seems the wealthy owner, self-titled “Prince of Germany”, was simply begging to get caught by displaying his ride in the wrong place at the wrong time. The officers just happened to be driving along Beverly Hills, California in their Smart Fortwo when, lo and behold, there sitting in a no-parking zone was the 617hp supercar dressed up… Continue Reading »
Can’t get enough of Smart cars? Then the place to be is Berlin. The place is crawling with these cars, which according to Daimler aim to take over a big slice of the city’s growing urban auto per-minute rental pie. Just last month, Daimler decided to deploy the largest fleet of its Car2go short-term rental service program, turning a blind eye to BMW’s own DriveNow two-to-one service. It’s all part of a grand scheme to lure in not only drivers in Berlin but in urban regions across Europe in the midst of fading interest in car ownership. Car2go chief Robert Henrich shares that “it’s natural that competition shows up. It shows… Continue Reading »