2011 Smart fortwo Styling

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The 2011 Smart ForTwo offers two basic models: a coupe with a fixed roof, and a Cabriolet that has two removable roof panels for a more open-air experience. With its slab sides and non-existent nose, the ForTwo looks wide for its length of less than 9 feet, and taller than some subcompacts. It's only from the side that you notice just how short it is—it's the stubbiest car sold in the United States.

All Smarts have a silver or black slash running from the windshield post, along the roof rail through the rear pillar to the doorsill, effectively outlining the door opening. The total effect of the tiny car is guaranteed to draw attention, positive and negative.

The BRABUS edition, which was formerly the most aggressively styled model in the Fortwo lineup, is no longer available, but several of the features from the BRABUS, like the larger 15-inch alloy wheels, are now offered as options. A new Style Package brings many of those upgrades, including metallic body panel colors, fog lamps, and a new six-spoke alloy wheel style.

Short of supercars, few other vehicles draw the attention of the 2011 Smart ForTwo.

For 2011, the dash gets slightly different materials inside and an improved look overall, with some matte-metallic finished, slight reshaped dash and door details, and a different steering wheel. Up close, though, the look is still a little stark and almost trucklike.

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