Scheduled for launch during the autumn of 2010, the Smart Fortwo offers an engine that is friendlier to the environment plus a new look for the interior and an upgraded exterior. Customers can now pick from a selection of seven coordinated colors for the exterior and for the first time, it will have matt paintwork. Its tridion safety cell can now come in white while the cabrio soft top will include red and blue among its choices. The LED daytime driving lights, though optional, and the alloy wheels will give customers more room to customize.
The cockpit has a new design and with the use of fresh fabrics and new colors, gives the interior of this two-seater an atmosphere of high quality. There are also the state-of-the-art communication, entertainment, and information systems available for the Smart Fortwo. Powering this car is a petrol engine that is rated at either 45 kW or 52 kW. The engine is improved to the point that it sets new standards as it has CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km.
The actual CO2 emission is in fact 86 g/km, making it one of the best. Having an intelligent city car that uses innovative concepts is a hallmark of the smart brand in addition to coming up with unique designs that have made it a lifestyle icon. It has, however, set the trend and even managed to redefine what individual urban mobility means for more than a decade.
This two-seater offering provides not just energy and fun but meets high ecological standards, ensuring that it remains to be committed to its environmental responsibility. The high-tech functionality and environment-friendly technologies allow occupants to reach their destinations safely and in a comfortable manner.
Since the first model of the Smart Fortwo was released in 1998, it is estimated that more than 1.2 million units have been sold to customers. At present, customers coming from 43 countries across five different continents have had the chance to take pleasure in driving the Smart Fortwo. Within 2010, the company expects this car to be released in Argentina and Indonesia, thereby increasing the total number of countries to 45.
These successes back up the claim that the company’s "smart approach" is in fact working. In terms of design for instance, the Smart Fortwo was honoured with the Red dot award for outstanding design. It even managed to be part of the New York Museum of Modern Art. The model enjoyed all these before it officially hit U.S. streets in 2008. With CO2 emissions levels of 86 g/km, the smart cdi clearly has the lowest fleet consumption and is the CO2 emissions champion.
Smart is generally considered as the pioneer in electric vehicles and redefined zero-emission when it comes to urban mobility. Since the Smart Fortwo works with the "car2go" project in Ulm and Austin, Texas, anyone can rent it anytime by paying a small fee. This approach to mobility has allowed it to win the ÖkoGlobe environmental award as driving this car is as simple as using a mobile phone. Smart also implemented the "smart urban stages" by having temporary platforms for exhibition in different cities both for future-oriented projects and for the future of life in the city.
Even with its new generation for the Smart Fortwo, the company has made sure not to veer away from the philosophy that it follows. This is the reason why this model is friendly to the environment and makes it more attractive. Smart brand Managing Director Marc Langenbrinck shares that the company continues to work hard and to ensure that its smart models are better and more attractive in all aspects. The latest Smart Fortwo is more than perfect as it has the look and style, he adds.
The Smart Fortwo makes use of materials of high quality, puts extra attention to detail, and enhances functionality and comfort, Langenbrinck continues. Since smart drivers always want alternatives and have a different way of thinking, the latest Smart Fortwo utilizes wide-ranging engines and offers drivers the chance to have customizations that suit their needs, Langenbrinck relates. To improve its look and to make it even more remarkable, the Smart Fortwo offers more variety in colors.
In the past, customers were only able to select from six exterior colors but this time there are seven colors to choose from. It even comes in a matt finish. The matt light green is the new color being offered and the blue metallic has been replaced with the light blue metallic color. For the Smart Fortwo, the mounted body parts can now be in the body color, as on option, in addition to the standard black grain. These parts include the front spoiler, side skirts, and even rear apron.
Its "bodypanel plus" package continues to be the standard feature especially starting with the pulse line and up. Eventually the company plans to have the fuel filler cap be in the same color as that of the body in order to blend with the body panels. The color choices will be expanded even further with the offering of the cabrio soft top in blue and red and the tridion safety cell in white. To match the color of the tridion safety, the door mirror surrounds and radiator grille will come in white as well.
The new colors being offered give the Smart Fortwo a new look as it results in having more color combinations. Though offered as an option, the LED daytime driving lights improve safety and at the same time increase its appeal as this feature is highly noticeable. Even the latest three alloy wheels contribute to the style and design. For the pulse line, the 3-double spoke 15-inch alloy wheel is the standard. As an option, the 12-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels are available and even come with an additional 3-double spoke 15-inch alloy wheel.