For the very first time on US soil: the new smart fortwo, celebrating its USA premiere at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit (January 7 to 21, 2007). The new smart fortwo will be available in the USA beginning in the first quarter of 2008. The car shown in Detroit is an European version of the new smart fortwo. Model lines to be available in the United States will be announced at later date.
The new smart fortwo is the logical further development of a car that attained cult status within a very short space of time and that set standards of comfort, agility, safety and ecology. In future, too, the smart fortwo will embody the brand’s core values of innovation, functionality and joie de vivre.
Not yet at dealerships and already a museum exhibit - those who would like to see the new smart fortwo before it is launched in April 2007 now have an opportunity to do so. From 06 December 2006 to 14 January 2007 the new smart fortwo will be part of the "smart story" exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.
smart will be offering an exclusive special model of the new smart fortwo to coincide with the market launch in April 2007: the "edition limited one" shows that, like its predecessor, exclusive equipment is available for the new smart fortwo and there are lots of opportunities for individualisation.
To get straight to the point: the new smart fortwo can do everything that the current model can do - but even better. This means that the new smart fortwo is even more comfortable, even more agile, even safer and even more ecological than its predecessor.
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Before the fortwo successor model becomes available in the spring of 2007, the smart fortwo edition red will be offered for sale as a final special model to mark the phase-out of the current model. The sporty two-seater will be exhibited at the Paris Motor Show (28 September - 08 October 2006).
From November 2006 the Smart Fortwo will also be available with electric drive. As part of a pilot project, in Great Britain around 100 smart fortwo evs will be delivered to selected British customers as lease vehicles. The smart fortwo ev (electric vehicle) will celebrate its world premiere at the British International Motor Show (July 18th - 30th 2006) in London.