It will have to be better than the model it is replacing, right? That was a common refrain heard around the Autoblog HQ in the days leading up to our first drive of the new 2016 Smart Fortwo. Have the biggest problems with the previous Fortwo – its jerky transmission, questionable value proposition and so-so fuel mileage ratings – been adequately addressed for 2016? Read our full report to find out.
Acura spied testing premium minivan
Is the United States ready for a minivan with a premium nameplate? We may soon find, as our intrepid spy shooters have spotted a new minivan mule out and about with engineers behind the wheel, and under all that camouflage, it appears to be wearing an Acura grille and Acura badges inside and out. Or could Honda be playing a trick on the collective motoring world? Only time will tell.
New York lowers default speed limit
New York City, the most populous metropolis in the United States, has officially lowered the default speed limit on roads within its confines. If not otherwise marked, drivers are now expected to go no faster than 25 miles per hour, down from the previous limit of 30 mph. The stated goal is to reduce deadly accidents involving pedestrians, but not everyone agrees that it's a wise move.