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2016 Smart Fortwo Faces Mercedes S-Class In Crash Test: Video

2016 Smart Fortwo Faces Mercedes S-Class In Crash Test: Video

Reassuring people that its tiny Fortwo city car is safe must be a constant struggle for Daimler's Smart brand. In Europe, where the diminutive cars roam around streets barely wider than the car, it's not such a problem. But in the U.S, where half the population drives 5,000-lb pickup trucks, people... read more

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Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.

Smart Tipping Continues: Tiny Cars Upended In San Francisco, Again

Some trends are harmless: think hula hoops. Some trends don't hold up well in the harsh glare of history: think acid-washed jeans. And some trends constitute felony... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Teaser for new Smart Fortwo and Forfour

New Smart Fortwo Minicar Slides In Sweden, Due This Fall? (Video)

It's fair to say the Smart brand hasn't been one of Daimler's bigger successes, but bosses will be hoping the third-generation car is closer to "third time lucky" than "three... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.

New San Francisco Sport: Smart Tipping (Cows Are So Passe)

There aren't many cows in San Francisco, so cow-tipping is rare. But a few creative citizens seem to have found a substitute. Flipping over Smart cars has apparently emerged... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Elecric Drive

Daimler Boss Says Smart Car Is "More Relevant" Than Ever

Cars described as "ahead of their time" are usually regarded fondly, but often commercially unsuccessful--the resulting vehicles often too unusual for many consumers... read more January 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Smart Fortwo spy shots

More Details On 2015 Smart Fortwo: Third Time Lucky?

Will it be third time lucky for the Smart Fortwo minicar? That's what Smart's parent company Daimler must be wondering, as disguised versions of the third-generation Smart... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
Smart Brabus online customizing website

Now, Tiny & Fuel-Efficient Cars Get Full Custom Treatment Too

Who said fuel-efficient cars had to be boring? For many Americans, customizing cars is almost as important as driving them, and that includes owners of tiny, fuel-efficient... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive  -  Quick Drive, May 2013

2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Yes, Better Without Gasoline

If you’re still smitten with the design and styling of the Smart Fortwo, you’re probably going to be happier with the version that never needs a gas station... read more May 29, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible first drive

Summer, Sensibly: Four 2013 Convertibles With Good Gas Mileage

Many things can signify summer--the weather finally being warm enough to ditch those outer layers of clothing; TV ads taking a distinctly more cheery tone; maybe simply... read more May 24, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2015 Smart Electric Drive: Both ForTwo & ForFour Models

Smart is doubling up on electric vehicles with its next generation small cars--as its Electric Drive will come in both two- and four-seat formats. It's been known for a while... read more April 10, 2013 by  12


 
2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis

Now We Know: U.S. Buyers Don't Much Want Tiny Two-Seat Cars

It was always a big question whether Americans would buy very, very small cars. When the Smart ForTwo launched in 2008, right into the teeth of gas prices that soared to $4 a... read more January 4, 2013 by  29


 
2011 Smart Forvision Concept

2014 Smart ForTwo: More Details, Renault Version Nixed

Smart's tiny Fortwo city car is being replaced in early 2014, and more details are emerging on the next generation small car. Changes include new engines, new transmissions... read more January 3, 2013 by  6


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

Ultimate Guide To Gas-Sipping Minicars On Sale In The U.S.

Which side are you on? Bigger is better? Or perhaps 'No replacement for displacement'? Or do you think more along the lines of 'small is beautiful' and 'good things come in... read more October 17, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Iceshine Special Edition

That Smart Electric-Car Fire? Never Mind; It's Not Electric At All

Our hearts sink a little every time we discover news of an electric car fire. Will others also go up in flames? Will the media turn it into an anti-EV frenzy, like they did... read more October 11, 2012 by  12


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Iceshine Special Edition

2013 Smart ForTwo: Strong Enough To Wear A Full-Size SUV As A Hat

You either like the 2013 Smart ForTwo minicar, or you don't. Few are ambivalent to a shape and a concept so divisive as the Smart, but U.S. sales would suggest that rather... read more September 13, 2012 by  13


 
2015 Smart Fortwo test mule spy shots

Next-Generation Smart ForTwo Caught Testing In Spy Shots

The next generation of Smart's ForTwo minicar can't come along too soon. The current model is out of its depth in the U.S. and even getting a little long-in-the-tooth in its... read more August 31, 2012 by  2


 
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