Smart Fortwo will finally make it to US in 2008
Since its introduction in 1998 in Europe, Smart has connected cities and cultures all over the world. The latest Smart Fortwo is certainly a vehicle that challenges the status quo and appeals to your sense of adventure and to your desire for a unique driving experience. With the debut of the new Fortwo scheduled for Jan’08 in US, Smart is on a search for people who are passionate about the brand, people who make life in the city easier and more enjoyable. Do you consider yourself one of them? Obviously……so read on for more juice about this debonair car. Especially designed for the US market, this new Fortwo has standard safety features like four airbags, ABS and stability control. It will have increased cabin and trunk space and a new 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine making 84 bhp. Company executives claim the car will get about 40 mpg. Roger Penske’s UnitedAuto Group has bagged the exclusive distributorship for this Smart in the U.S. and will be taking orders in about two months on their Web site, www.smartusa.com.
You can select from three models – The Pure with optional air conditioning starts at $11,000; the better-equipped Passion will cost $13,000 and the Convertible will be $15,000. A Brabus version with more power will be presented at the Geneva show in March. Ideal for a weekend trip, this suave automobile can easily accommodate the passenger, driver, and luggage – even golf clubs. Guys what else can you ask for?
Via – Gizmodiva