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    Report: Smart ForFour, Renault Twingo going rear-wheel drive on same platform

    The alliance between Smart parent Daimler and Renault-Nissan is getting stronger with word that the companies' ForFour and Twingo urban minicars will share a rear-wheel drive platform. A three-year-old collaboration agreement has Renault-Nissan producing gasoline and electric versions of the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Smart ForTwo prototype shows itself

    From the looks of these spy shots, Daimler is hard at work on the 2014 Smart ForTwo, giving us our first look next generation of this micro car. With the partnership between Renault and Daimler finally coming to fruition, the Smart will likely share a platform with the Renault Twingo, and it will ...

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    Video: Smart launches first TV ads in U.S., suggests we unbig with the uncar

    Tonight, the Smart Fortwo will finally hit primetime. The tiny city car came to the U.S. market in 2008, but it was never advertised on TV. Early on, the car didn't need any help to move units: for the first year-and-a-half on the market, an average of 1,916 Fortwos were sold per month. After ...

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    Video: Kobe Bryant uses Smart Fortwo Brabus to catch art thief

    The Smart brand, looking for a sales lift in China, has enlisted the lanky likes of Kobe Bryant for its "Big, In The City" ad campaign. A newly released video has the internationally known NBA star assuming the role of a quick thinking/driving man of both style and action with a keen sense of ...

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    Geneva 2011: Smart ForSpeed Concept is urban green toplessness

    Smart ForSpeed Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here we have the none-too-speedy Smart Forspeed concept. Well, perhaps that's not quite fair, as the diminutive Smart actually is plenty quick enough for its intended mission, which is to say it's fully capable of jetting ...

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    Report: Nissan-based four-door Smart scrapped

    Smart/Nissan Collaboration sketch – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hot on the heels of the news that Penske and Smart have split comes word that the Smart/Nissan collaboration is dead. Automotive News is reporting that the project, which was intended to yield a four-door model ...

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    Chicago 2011: With two new models coming, "There is a future for Smart"

    2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Smart has delivered its first ForTwo Electric Drive and the 2011 ForTwo is equipped with a suite of first-time features such as cruise control, navigation and eight airbags. But no matter the advances heaped upon ...

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    Video: 19 teenage girls cram into Smart ForTwo for new world record

    19 girls in a Smart Fortwo – Click above to watch the video after the break
    It's the question that's been racking the brains of the best and brightest the world over, and finally, we have an answer: 19. No, it's not the answer to life, the universe and everything... it's the number of ...

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    Smart's problems mean sales will likely be under 100,000 units for 2010

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    The sad tale of Smart, especially in the U.S. market, is a prime example of the adage to "be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Smart has faced multiple problems, ranging from its design to its execution. On the ...

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    Focus Group: Just 8.1% of NY Smart Fortwo owners would buy again. San Francisco? 19.8%

    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Perhaps the most telling statistics regarding the merits or demerits of a new vehicle may be from owners who have driven that machine for a number of months. By that time, the new-car smell is beginning to wear off and the various ...

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    Daimler updates Smart Fortwo line, lowers CO2 emissions

    2010 Smart ForTwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Smart ForTwo's lack of success in the U.S. can be attributed to several areas where the little two-seater is quite deficient. For starters, the ForTwo is just not that entertaining to drive, nor is it cheap enough to justify ...

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    Report: Smart to reveal electric scooter at Paris Motor Show

    When a company is known for producing what is basically the smallest car currently available, what do you do for an encore presentation? Go even smaller, of course. In the case of the Smart brand, that means cutting the total wheel count in half. That's right, Smart's making a scooter. According ...

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    Fortwos gets a $9.99 Smart Drive iPhone app (and a $300 cradle for your iPhone)

    The all-electric Smart EDs may not be here yet, but a companion app for the little city cars is already available in the iTunes App Store [$9.99 for the U.S version, $11.99 for the EU version]. Called Smart Drive, the app is one half of the Smart Drive Kit (the other is a holder that connects your ...

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    Car2Go car sharing program opens to the public in Austin, TX

    When Daimler launched its Car2Go car sharing program as a pilot project in Austin, Texas six months ago, it was only available to municipal employees and some some selected partner organizations. Daimler has now decided to open up the program to the general public in Austin. Other car sharing ...

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    Smart Fortwo coupes brave Artic Circle, truckers and journalists

    If this isn't the coolest thing in the Smart car world since the Batsmart, it's at least the coldest. Five journalists packed into two Smart Fortwo Passion Coupes (and a chase vehicle) for reasons not completely known or well understood. Their mission? To boldly go where no 1,800-pound, ...

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    Penske holds positive outlook for Smart brand amidst dwindling sales

    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Having only a single model in your stable can be problematic. Why? If public interest in that sole offering wanes, tough times are sure to follow. Buyers can't possibly resist the cute, tiny Fortwo right? Wrong. Sales have tanked ...

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    Report: Smart Forfour, when it comes, will probably come to U.S.

    Daimler chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche admitted yesterday that his company's Smart brand was in trouble without a small car partner. Luckily, that's just what he got in the Nissan-Renault announcement. Now that Smart's future is protected, speculation is turning to the revived Smart ...

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    Zetsche admits Daimler couldn't have financed Smart revival without Renault-Nissan deal

    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Apparently, one of the results of today's announcement that Daimler and Renault-Nissan would partner up will be to save the Smart brand's future. According to a report coming in from Reuters, Daimler chief executive officer Dieter ...

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    Customize your Smart with stickers and Brabus accessories

    Smart fortwo - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you are looking to take your Smart fortwo to the next level of personalization, then some snazzy new exterior stickers are just for you. Combine the stickers with newly released Brabus interior and exterior accessories and your Smart car ...

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    "Style your Smart" contest elicits 50,000 (!) design ideas

    Daimler rang in the new year with an online design contest called "Style your smart." Apparently, the idea of decorating a virtual smart appeals to a lot of people, since 50,000 design ideas we submitted by over 8,000 people from over 100 countries. The winner, pictured above, was submitted by ...


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