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2016 Smart ForTwo Makes North American Debut

Can European-style micro-cars make it here in America? While many would say no, the Daimler Corporation is saying yes with the all-new, totally redesigned 2016 Smart ForTwo that debuted yesterday at the North American International Auto Show. Can this pint-sized people-mover strike a better chord with urbanites the second time around? Daimler certainly has done […]

Video: 2016 Smart ForTwo and ForFour Teased

  What is a Smart car, exactly? For the past several years, the brand has drifted from one concept to another with little success in the American marketplace. First the brand brought out the slinky and stylish Roadster, then experimented with a four-door sedan, before toying with the truly weird Crossblade. The market in Europe for small, entry […]

July 14th

NAIAS 2013: …And The Best Of The Rest

The North American International Auto Show is huge, and there were not enough hours in the day to see everything, talk to everyone, or to cover all the green cars that have come to dominate these shows. That said, we did manage to snap some pictures of some of the cooler green concepts and cars scattered about the show. Consider this our “wrap-up” post, with a return to our regularly-scheduled news stories tomorrow.

January 17th

Smart EVs Used For Italian Soccer Video Game

There is something inherently geeky about electric cars, and as a geek, I can’t help but appreciate the similarities between EVs and video games. Apparently I’m not the only one. At the recent Bologna Auto Show, two Smart ForTwo Electric Drive EVs were linked to a soccer simulator. Simple, but effective, and perhaps in the future an even more viable marketing tool.

December 14th

LA Auto Show: Smart Goes Electric and Grows Wings

Smart announced two new cars today- their full electric and their electric Smart for Jeremy concept, which was launched last night at a fabulous party we weren’t invited to. The Fiat 500 has become the classic fashionista car overnight, popping up in every parking lot in the garment district here in LA. Their ad campaign for the Abarth proved sex does indeed sell. So what’s the smaller, more efficient, and thoroughly practical Smart supposed to do to compete?

November 29th

Daimler Hopes Low-Cost Electric Smart Car Translates To Higher Sales

It is an open secret that Daimler-owned small car brand Smart is suffering from slow sales, especially here in America. With an influx of high-quality compact cars in the same price range as the Smart, consumers are avoiding the diminutive brand in favor of more mainstream car makers.

But Daimler has a plan to lure customers back, and it centers on offering the cheapest electric car on the market. But will that be enough?

September 19th