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Smart is a brand of microcar currently operated by Daimler-Benz in the US. Originally begun as a project by Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch, the Smart Fortwo was co-developed with Daimler-Benz after GM and Volkswagen passed on it. Currently, the Smart Fortwo is the smallest car for sale in the US.

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    Rendered Speculation: Honda to create mini-hatch for emerging markets
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    Lost in the jeers following Honda's move to cancel the NSX – a car it could probably sell based solely on its ridiculously wonderful exhaust note – is news that the Big H is planning an A-segment car for markets outside of Japan. Now that the microcar segment is what's cooking, and the smart fortwo isn't doing so bad on its American voyage, cars ...

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    smart ed coming to Detroit 2009
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    We know that smart sold over 20,000 units of the fortwo in the US this year, so it's proven to be a popular car for its market. In LA last month, we saw the new Brabus edition and now we can get our own pics of an electric smart fortwo when the doors to the Detroit Auto Show open in about two weeks. The details of this vehicle, which debuted in ...

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    LA 2008: U.S. smart fortwo BRABUS is officially official
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    The BRABUS edition of smart's diminutive little fortwo is, as we like to say, officially official as of yesterday when the brand pulled the wraps off the new-for-USA model. Unlike the Europeans who have had access to BRABUS smarts for the last few years, we won't be getting the force-fed 112-horsepower three-cylinder engine here in the States, but that ...

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    LA 2008: Brabus smart fortwo revealed
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    The smart fortwo BRABUS, unveiled today at the LA Auto Show, looks pretty sweet in person. I can do without the BRABUS name stuffed everywhere - floormat, hand brake, gas cap, etc. - but if you're willing to fork out the $17,990 for the coupe (or $20,990 for the cabriolet), then you probably want your passengers and attentive passersby to know it. And, ...

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    SEMA 2008: SMART goes John Deere green
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    Tom Mutchler at Consumer Reports says his first drive in a SMART reminded him of his John Deere x300 lawn tractor. Slow and noisy, but they both fit in his garage. Apparently, Black Deere LLC had the same impression of the little car and showed up at SEMA with one in John Deere's green and yellow livery. Other than being painted to match farm machinery, ...

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    Paris 2008: smart shows off its second-gen ED
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    While some sites are busy making fun of its name (yeah, we thought of that too... and you? Does it matter? Comments are welcome), others were busy conducting interviews with Dr. Z. in an attempt to find out when we may see the smart ED in America. The answer is that it's coming, if not next year then shortly thereafter. Daimler hopes to have 1,000 electric ...

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    2007 LA Auto Show videos: Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro, Honda FCX Clarity, Katie Couric
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    Here are some more videos from the 2007 LA Auto Show for you. Above is video of the new Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro, a two-door SUV that would have easily made our recent top 10 list of two-door SUVs. Below the fold are two more videos from the LA Auto Show including a video of the Honda FCX Clarity on the road and one of Katie Couric talking about Smart ...

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    Videos: Aptera launch, Nissan concepts, Smart hybrid
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    Below the fold are three videos I think you'll find interesting. The first video is from the Aptera launch party. The Aptera video has lots of cool music and people enjoying the debut of this very cool car. The second video below the fold is filled with Nissan's concept cars. The Nissan concepts are debuting at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and the video ...

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    VW's Up! could be coming to the States
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    High fuel prices have started to change the way Americans look at transportation, and several automakers are rushing to market smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles onto US roads. Daimler Benz is in the final stages of launching the Smart fortwo city car here in the US, and Volkswagen is looking at entering the fray with their own mini compact, the Up!. The ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: BRABUS Ultimate 112 - Diminutive and demented
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    Click the image above for a gallery of live and press shots of the BRABUS Ultimate 112.Sure it's €45,900, but what better commuter companion could you have if you want to keep your BRABUS Bullit within the safe confines of your garage? BRABUS smart fortwo cabrio-based Ultimate 112 lives up to its lofty moniker with 112 metric horses (110 HP) sending ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: It ain't the Endo it's the Toyota iQ
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    Click the image above for more high-res pics of the Toyota iQ."Flame surfacing comes to the smart." That was our first thought when we laid eyes upon Toyota's newest concept, the iQ. The 2980mm 3+1 practically shares every dimension with its big brother the Yaris, except length, and comes equipped with all sorts of innovative packaging. Normally a ...

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    Geneva Preview: Brabus unveiling two smart fortwo models
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    click above image to view high-resolution pics of the smart Brabus fortwoWe expected Brabus to come along with hot rod version of the new smart fortwo model, but the German tuner will actually be bringing two models two Geneva: the fortwo Brabus and fortwo Brabus Xclusive. The smart fortwo Brabus gives the European motoring public what it has come to expect ...

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    Spy Shots: New fortwo loses its roof, touched by the hand of Brabus
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    Smart has announced, yet again, that they'll be debuting their new fortwo in Detroit next month. Our heart rate remains... unchanged. And word that a cabrio version of DC's city car is on its way doesn't come as much of a surprise either.However, what does escalate our pulse is the possibility of Brabus hotting-up the fortwo with a 110 HP motor that would ...

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    SMART launches new ForTwo with "edition limited one"
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    For a brand with such an "intelligent" name, Smart sure seems to do things backwards. Usually special edition models are released at the end of a model's lifecycle to try to boost sales before its replacement. But DaimlerChrysler have opted instead to release the new Smart ForTwo with the "edition limited one." The special version represents the ...

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    Environment rules at British International Motor Show
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    The British International Motor Show opened up in London yesterday, and mean, green and clean were the central themes of the day -- electric vehicles, hybrids, diesels and cars that boost fuel economy and lower emissions stole the show. One particularly environmentally-friendly announcement came from Ford, which said it would invest USD $1.8 billion or ...

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