The production of the Smart ForTwo in Hambach, France, has got off to a successful start. The first vehicle to be produced was a Pure series which has white body panels and a black tridion safety cell. Orders for the vehicle will start at mid January and will be available at showrooms in April. The starting price for the new series will be about the same as its predecessor.
The Smart fortwo will be available with a limited “Edition Limited One” version. The special model will feature special body panels in pyrite grey metallic, an exclusive Nappa leather trim, and many more. Click on the image above for high-res gallery or continue reading for press release.
As promised, the video that accompanies the wallpapers I put up earlier today. The video features closeups of some of the details and features of the new Smart fortwo. To see more videos, just click “Videos” under the Automotive News category on the sidebar to your left.
Well, this took me all day to get ready. It’s been the talk of the web this week, with leaked shots floating all around the internet. Daimler Chrysler officially uploaded the pictures, just in time for me to get them up as wallpapers. What’s fascinating is that this small compact car can withstand vehicles 3 times its size, as seen in the video I posted earlier today. I came across a video of the 2007 Smart fortwo on YouTube earlier today, I’ll post it later tonight.
Continue reading for the link to wallpapers. 😉
So you saw a Smart two-seater zooming down the highway. Small as it is, it really revolutionizes the age of extreme compact cars. But you wonder: how safe is it really? Fifth Gear experimented with two compact cars crashing into a concrete wall. Although both did well, the Smart had a more rigid steel structure, while the other did not. On a more positive note, it does impressively under low speed collisions, in which the Smart was up against a Mercedes-Benz saloon. However, the result of the crashes show us that these compact cars must be used with care when driving in high speeds on the freeway. Because although the car may still provide its original structure, passengers inside the car will not.
The super compact car manufacturer Smart has joined with United Auto Group Inc. to bring the Smart Fortwo to the US by 2008. Pricing of the Fortwo will cost less than $15,000 and a second generation Smart car is in planning to compete with upcoming minicars.
When we find more information, we’ll keep you updated. 😆