2011 Smart Fortwo

  • 2011 Smart Fortwo

    The 2011 Smart ForTwo minicar: Cramped, noisy, slow and unsafe, right? If you answered yes to all those then the new team running Smart USA for Daimler AG is banking on a new educational advertising campaign drawing you in. Smart USA thinks the slide in popularity of the model is down to what the buying public don't know about the model, rather than what they do, and it's all too easy to let your preconceptions of the car put you off before you've given it a fair assessment. Tracey Matura, general manager for Smart USA, is hoping those preconceptions can be turned around. In an interview with...

  • Smart ForTwo roadster concept
    Smart Goes Topless: Electric Roadster To Appear At Geneva?

    Smart's current range, just like its sole product, the ForTwo, is short and sweet. The lineup consists of the Pure and Passion specifications, and convertible versions of each. A Ford Fiesta rival is expected in the fall, based on the new Nissan March/Micra subcompact. And although it's not...

  • 2011 Wheego Whip LiFe at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2011 Wheego Whip LiFe Electric Car: First Drive Report

    The 2011 Wheego Whip LiFe is a small, two-seat electric car from a startup company you've never heard of with an unusual name. It doesn't have the fit, finish, or driving quality of a 2011 Nissan Leaf or the Japanese-market Mitsubishi "i" we tested two years ago. And it's only got two seats, which...

  • 2012 Smart-Nissan hatchback
    Smart, Nissan to Share Car for U.S.

    Smart USA has confirmed it will have a new car in its showrooms starting in late 2011--and that the new car will be sourced from Nissan. As a part of a wide-ranging cooperation forged earlier this year between Nissan-Renault and Daimler, the companies will share technology and development costs for...

  • 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
    2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: Quick Drive

    It's fair to say that Smart haven't had quite the success they were probably hoping for in the U.S. with their diminutive Fortwo. Gambling on consumers 'downsizing' due to spiralling fuel prices, the initial rush to own the tiny city car has slowed to a trickle. Not only that, but recent research...

  • 2011 Smart Fortwo
    More Smart ForTwo Trouble: Owners Least Likely To Buy Another

    As regular readers know, we've never been big fans of the Smart ForTwo minicar. It's not that we dislike small two-seaters; in fact, we think they're cool (unlike most U.S. car buyers, we should add). No, our problems with the Smart stem from its unpleasant driving quality--the slamming shifts from...

  • Smart Expressions vinyl-wrap option - plaid pattern

    You've got to be at least somewhat extroverted to drive a 2010 Smart ForTwo minicar, the smallest car sold in North America. People stare at it, point at you, and often ask you variations of, "What on earth makes you want to drive that?" Now, for the most extroverted of Smart owners, there's a new and even more noticeable option: car wraps in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns. Plaid. Houndstooth. Formica-style wood grain. Abstract patterns. Random graphics, including a curvy female silhouette. The list seems endless. As Smart says, "You can now create your mobile masterpiece from...

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    2011 Smart Fortwo Preview

    The Smart brand has enjoyed modest success in the U.S. since its launch here back in 2007 but with a lack of any new models or updates, the oddly-designed minicar brand has fallen largely off the radar of late. That’s all about to change as a facelifted 2011 Smart Fortwo has just been revealed...

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