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Why It's Better To Go Topless

After a drive in the 2017 ForTwo Cabriolet, one thing is clear: If you're going to buy a Smart, the convertible is definitely the one you want.

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US Buyers Will Get Appearance Pack Instead

The rumored Brabus Smart ForTwo won't be coming to the US market, but at least we're getting a consolation prize.

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Despite Rumors, We're Back To Where Things Were A Year Ago

We wondered if things had changed with the next-gen Smart ED launch, and it turns out we're back to where we started.

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"Why Can't I Just Use My Phone?" Here, You Can

Smart offers an easy solution for accessing smartphone data right in the car. It's called the CrossConnect App, and it's a simple but effective bit of tech.

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Car-Sharing, Car-Wash Locators May Also Be In The Works

Two-seat vehicle owners will be able to sound the horn for really small parking spots.

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New Vehicles In Canada Follow European Car2go Black Service

The Car2go car sharing service is getting a little more roomy by offering Mercedes-Benz B-Class in pilot program in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, Canada. It's the first time in North America the company is renting a model with a rear seat.

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The Smart Fortwo Cabrio, which just debuted in Frankfurt, may be the perfect car for those who love the sunny outdoors but find themselves trapped in the big city.

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Party Commemorates 15th Anniversary Of First Big Smart Shindig

More than 1,200 Smart ForTwo two-seat vehicles are paraded in Hungary capital.

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The Micro Machine Gets Smarter

The 2016 Smart ForTwo finally ditches that horrible automated manual transmission. But even beyond that, the new car is vastly improved in many ways, as we found out during a test in Portland, OR.

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Smart reveals the 2016 Fortwo Cabriolet with a new, larger "tritop" folding canvas top, three trim lines, two available engines, and a tweaked design.

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Brabus And Electric Drive Will Debut Next Year

Smart USA officials confirmed that the new Fortwo Cabriolet will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. We'll see the Brabus and Electric Drive models next year.

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Daimler is trying to convince employees at its Hambach factory in France to accept a 39-hour workweek as opposed to the current 35 hours.

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By-The-Minute Carsharing Now Reaches Into Queens

Car2Go is growing from Brooklyn into several areas in the borough of Queens to expand the car-sharing service's reach in the Big Apple. It's also adding 100 more Smart Fortwos to the fleet to cope with the additional users.

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So Much For The 'Late 2016' Timeline

Smart has an Electric Drive version of the new ForTwo in the works, but it won't arrive until 2017. Until then, the turbo two-door will have to suffice.

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JD Power's latest APEAL Study hasn't changed much on the premium side, although Mini is the new champ for non-premium brands, besting Hyundai.

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Warning: Little kids will be using some very foul language in this amusing spot from Smart, promoting the new ForFour.

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Think your car handles like its on rails? This one actually does. Smart and British train-builder Interfleet converted a Forfour into a tiny locomotive, shot this video, then converted it back again.

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Smart and JBL are teaming up in Europe for a custom ForTwo called the Forgigs with a 5,720-watt, 16-speaker sound system. It's going on tour this summer.

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Eager to make the most of their investment, Daimler and Renault are reportedly looking at spinning a crossover off of the rear-engined platform underpinning the Smart Forfour and Renault Twingo.

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Plus: Quick Hits On The Chevy Malibu, Subaru's STI Plans, Volkswagen's CC And More

We curate news and notes from the floor of the New York Auto Show, with a focus on how the Continental name inspired Lincoln's designers.

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South Korean Company to Officially Be World's Largest Auto Battery Maker

LG Chem gets contract from Daimler to make batteries for the Smart ForTwo ED electric vehicle.

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