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2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet: First Drive
2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet: First Drive

Great genre-bending cars are often the result of a leader with passion, to see it through—from conception to reality. Smart Automobile CEO Dr. Annette Winkler is the quintessence of that; the first ground-up redesign of the distinctive Fortwo lineup—including the new 2017 Smart Fortwo...Read More»

2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupe, Convertible, And Electric Recalled To Replace Poorly Built Bolts

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 2014 and 2015 models of the Smart fortwo microcar. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles might've been built with poorly made bolts, which could cause serious problems for owners. ALSO SEE: Study: Repairs For Hybrids Are...Read More»

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Smart Kowtows To PETA & Offers A Leather-Free 2016 Fortwo: Can It Save The Brand?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- the activist group that's best known for splattering fur coats with paint and saving Mazda-loving spider colonies from certain doom -- announced a much more modest achievement yesterday. In a blog post, the organization says that it has persuaded...Read More»

2016 Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour (European models), global launch, Berlin, July 2014
Five Questions: Smart CEO On U.S. Details, Fortwo Electric Drive

Depending on where you live in the U.S., you might think of Smart as an oddity, a fashionable little city car, a car-sharing staple, or a common conveyance for urban commuters. In America, it's a brand with niche status. That said, Dr. Annette Winkler, Smart’s CEO, points to plenty of room...Read More»

Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.
Another Downside Of The Smart Fortwo: Jerks Can Flip Your Car

"Beloved" isn't a word you'd use to describe the Smart fortwo -- not in the U.S., anyway. To those of us used to America's wide open spaces and the super-sized portions of American restaurants, the fortwo seems dangerously, unsatisfyingly petite. Our own John Voelcker scored it a cautious six out...Read More»

2013 Smart ForTwo (European model)
Oprah Says: You Get A Car! You Get A Car! You Get...A Smart Fortwo!

Once upon a time, Oprah Winfrey was an American hero. She could do no wrong. Born to an unwed teenage mother in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah beat the odds and worked her way up the entertainment food chain. She scored parts in movies. She shared her gift for gab on a hugely popular talk show. And...Read More»

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Car2go Carsharing Service Comes To Washington, D.C., Portland, OR

Need a car for a quick 10-minute trip or an hour to run an errand in another part of the city? Are you a visitor looking to sight-see for the day? If you are in Washington, D.C. or Portland, Oregon, you’re in luck later this month as car2go launches its popular carsharing service in those two...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot, Rolex 24, MINI Cooper Diesels: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we've reviewed the 2012 Honda Pilot, and learned MINI is considering bringing diesels to the U.S. Tesla's teasing the Model X electric crossover and Lamborghini has ruled out turbocharging, for now. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Pacific Beach
Car2go To Have North America’s First All-Electric Fleet In San Diego

San Diego residents and tourists looking for a quick trip to Pacific Beach, Balboa Park, Torrey Pines, the Gaslight District or other local attractions or destinations have a new option: one of the 300 Smart ForTwo EDs in car2go’s all-electric carsharing fleet. Of course, there are a few...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe
2011 Smart Fortwo: Driven

"Wow. Can't believe you fit into that thing." That's the first thing we heard over and over again during a recent week with the 2011 Smart Fortwo. And the well-designed cabin deserves lots of recognition; at a long-legged 6'-6," this driver had absolutely no problem fitting into the surprisingly...Read More»

2000 Chevrolet Metro Coupe
Three-Cylinder Cars: Always The Odd Ones Out?

Three-cylinder engines have been used in quite a few performance motorcycles—including legendary collectibles like the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3—but among cars, at least here in the U.S. market, they've always seemed the odd ones out. Triples haven't earned a lot of respect or...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3
Worst Cars for Teens, Part Two

Think you know what the worst cars for teens are? If you read part one of this series, you’ve got a pretty good idea. If not, you can always check it out. Here we continue with five more factors that parents should take into consideration when buying or handing down a vehicle for their teen...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo
Tell The World You're Going Green, And You Could Win A Smart Fortwo

If you're in the market for a new car -- a very small new car -- pay attention, because the Earth Day Network is giving away two brand new rides in a new social media contest. And all you have to do is make a pledge to go green. The good news is that the Billion Acts of Green sweepstakes is very...Read More»

christmas holiday gift
7 Worst Automotive Gifts

'Tis the season for holiday cheer, and all that. But for car-crazy people, it's also the season for a heap of seemingly useless automotive gifts, most of which will be stowed away until your next white elephant exchange or passed along to the novice driver in the family. Well-intentioned relatives...Read More»

Smart ForTwo display team
Jingle Bells In The Key Of Smart ForTwo

It’s that time of year again and music is in the air. Well, something’s in the air and Smart decided it should be its rendition of Jingle Bells. Played in the tune of ForTwo, this version of Jingle Bells was created (almost) entirely with sounds from actual Smart Fortwo minicars...Read More»

2010 Smart Escooter Concept
Smart Fortwo Car Sharing Program Car2go Reaches Milestone

In its first year, the pilot program on the car2go Smart Fortwo car sharing program in Austin has registered 15,000 members and logged 100,000 rentals and more than 300,000 miles. That’s pretty impressive for a city where most people own and drive their own cars. The program is so successful...Read More»

Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty
Smart Launches All-Out Assault On Dumb

Smart has published a manifesto on its Facebook page -- a manifesto against "dumb". The headline spells out the concept pretty clearly: "smart is against dumb, mindless consumption. Are you?" The manifesto goes on to list examples of the "dumb" that smart seeks to eradicate: • Dumb is Venti...Read More»

Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty
Customize Your Smart Car With Hello Kitty Graphics

Hello Kitty just got her driver's license. The cute little feline cartoon is now driving a cute little Smart car. Okay, not driving -- decorating. Sanrio, Inc., the company behind the popular little global icon is partnering with the U.S. distributors of the Smart ForTwo. Hello Kitty lovers can can...Read More»

No hitchhiking
Daimler Becomes A Yenta For Carpoolers With Car2gether

Zimride. eRideShare. Match.com. Every few months, it seems like someone new is trying to arrange hook-ups between carpoolers. Now, it's Daimler's turn. Daimler has announced plans to launch a new social media service called Car2gether. Much like those other ride-sharing services, Car2gether relies...Read More»

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