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New Product: Smart Expressions Vehicle Personlization Program

July 9th, 2010 by Stu

While Smart certainly wasn’t the first automotive brand to usher in a sense vehicle personalization, it was definitely among the first to offer people the ability to customize their rides from the factory thanks to innovations like removable body panels. Ducati even took a page from their play book when they started offering similar packages for their bread and butter Monster line of bikes. Well, the German microcar manufacturer is at it again, this time offering fortwo shoppers/owners the ability to color match paint chips (eat your heart out Porsche) and or decorate Fortwos with a host of colorful vehicle wraps. They call the whole thing the Smart Expressions program and it starts at $1,550 for the custom paint and $1,350 for a wrap. Take your pick at the Smart USA website.

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive – Old Fulton Street, (DUMBO) Brooklyn

June 9th, 2010 by Stu

SmartUSA invited us Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass to drive some early prototype versions of their Fortwo EV due out in January 2012. Outside of the pleasing electric whine coming from the motor positioned behind you, the little Fortwo Electric Drive performs much in the same darty, well-planted way that the gasoline version does despite the additional 308 pounds brought on by the batteries. And much like the gasoline version, people ooh and ahh at every intersection, red light, and attempt to park the little bugger. The green wheels and massive “Electric Drive” sticker weren’t exactly helping us fly below the radar.

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Smart Fortwo – West 14th Street, NYC

September 17th, 2009 by Ian

SMART

They don’t call it smart for nothing.

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Smart Fortwo Brabus – West 93rd Street, NYC

August 4th, 2009 by Stu

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The diminutive fortwo hit US shores with a bang last year. Sales during the micro brand’s inaugural year exceeded 24,000 units, not bad considering the multi-decade market low we are currently experiencing. To keep the momentum going, Smart hooked up with well-known German tuning house Brabus to squeeze a little more fun to drive attitude out of the little Fortwo. The mini-but-macho result is the Smart Fortwo Brabus, which will be limited to 1,500 units.

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