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Newssmart is Saved; Next-Gen Models to be Built in China
Things have changed in a real hurry for smart. Not even 48 hours after we learned from a German newspaper that the brand’s fate would be decided by the end of this year , parent company Daimler announced the formation of a 50-50 globally focused joint venture with Chinese auto …
Newssmart’s Fate to be Decided by Year’s End
The future looks bleak for smart . The world’s most famous minicar could be axed in an attempt to make savings at parent company Daimler, whose overall profit fell by 30 percent in 2018. According to a new report by German newspaper Handelsblatt , the brand’s fate will be decided …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
NewsThe 2017 smart fortwo Gets a Cloth-covered Roof
From the 2017 model year on, it will be slightly harder to distinguish the hardtop smart fortwo from the fortwo cabriolet which is just arriving on the market. The pure and passion trim levels of the fortwo coupé will get a black fabric roof covering, while the prime version will …
NewsHonda, Hitachi develop smart key breathalyzer device
Honda and Hitachi claim they have developed a breathalyzer device that can prevent a vehicle's engine from starting if it determines a driver has been drinking. Still in the prototype phase, the device can be integrated into smart keys, measuring alcohol levels within three seconds and acting as an ignition …
New ModelsThe Smart Way Of Enjoying The Sun: The 2016 smart fortwo cabrio
Lots of people are fans of the smart fortwo, the frugal and easy-to-park city car. In European metropolises, you typically see many of these practical vehicles. And if you like sitting in traffic with the sun shining down on you, smart offers a convertible variant of its fortwo. When the …
NewsWant A Bigger Sound System In Your smart?
Smart’s little fortwo is at its best when it’s in a congested city centre. With its short wheelbase, great visibility and minuscule turning circle, the city car is perfect for working your way through traffic and then parking anywhere its compact dimensions allow it to fit. The manufacturer just presented …
NewsJapan Will Get a Smart Fortwo EV Disney Edition
If you needed further proof that Japan was a country with a VERY different mindset, take a look at this new Smart Fortwo EV Disney Limited Edition. Only 40 units will be produced, and they will all feature the same paint scheme: red bodywork panels, yellow mirror covers and a …
NewsSmart has to Broaden its Lineup
It should not come as a surprise that smart is not profitable for its owner, Daimler AG. If not for the alliance with Renault (which gave the Fortwo its engine and platform), there would not even be a third-generation smart today. This time, the designers know that if they want …
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