The Truth About Cars » ForTwo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Smart Fortwo Review – Honey, I Shrunk The Car [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-smart-fortwo-review-honey-shrunk-mercedes-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-smart-fortwo-review-honey-shrunk-mercedes-video/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218929 America loves big cars, big trucks and fat crossovers. If you doubt me, all you need to do is look at 2015’s top sellers. The top five vehicles account for 13 percent of all vehicles sold in the USA this year, and the smallest of the five is the Toyota Camry. Not so small. Check […]

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America loves big cars, big trucks and fat crossovers. If you doubt me, all you need to do is look at 2015’s top sellers. The top five vehicles account for 13 percent of all vehicles sold in the USA this year, and the smallest of the five is the Toyota Camry. Not so small. Check […]

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Doug Drives: The Problem With Selling A Stylish Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/doug-drives-the-problem-with-selling-a-stylish-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/doug-drives-the-problem-with-selling-a-stylish-car/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223585 I recently got up behind a Smart car in traffic the other day, and I realized something: Smart has managed to do what very few other brands can boast about. They’ve successfully redesigned a car that sells primarily based on its style. Now, you might think this is a bit of an unusual point, because […]

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I recently got up behind a Smart car in traffic the other day, and I realized something: Smart has managed to do what very few other brands can boast about. They’ve successfully redesigned a car that sells primarily based on its style. Now, you might think this is a bit of an unusual point, because […]

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2016 Smart Fortwo Won’t Hit Magic 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-smart-fortwo-wont-hit-magic-40-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-smart-fortwo-wont-hit-magic-40-mpg/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:04:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1156354 The next-generation Smart Fortwo, expected to go on sale in North America shortly, won’t achieve the magical 40-mpg benchmark in highway driving, reports Car & Driver. Fuel economy for the Mercedes microcar will stay similar to the current generation at 33 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic transmission. Manual models will […]

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The next-generation Smart Fortwo, expected to go on sale in North America shortly, won’t achieve the magical 40-mpg benchmark in highway driving, reports Car & Driver. Fuel economy for the Mercedes microcar will stay similar to the current generation at 33 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic transmission. Manual models will […]

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Smart Decides Cursing Children Are Hilarious, Clever [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/smart-decides-cursing-children-hilarious-clever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/smart-decides-cursing-children-hilarious-clever/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1111105 Ahead of its new Fortwo and Forfour models, Smart is releasing an advertisement destined to live only on the Internet. The ad — titled “Swearing Kids” — is completely self-explanatory and accurate. It is wholly uncensored and mostly funny and full of naughty language that’s definitely Not Smart For Work. Like anyone with children will […]

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Ahead of its new Fortwo and Forfour models, Smart is releasing an advertisement destined to live only on the Internet. The ad — titled “Swearing Kids” — is completely self-explanatory and accurate. It is wholly uncensored and mostly funny and full of naughty language that’s definitely Not Smart For Work. Like anyone with children will […]

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Winkler: Smart Crossover Not Planned In The Near-Term http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/winkler-smart-crossover-not-planned-in-the-near-term/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/winkler-smart-crossover-not-planned-in-the-near-term/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1090657 Those hoping for a Smart crossover/SUV to hit showrooms will be waiting for a while, as there are no near-term plans to expand beyond the city car market. During the 2015 Automotive News Europe Congress, Smart CEO Annette Winkler said a crossover or SUV would not be joining the ForTwo and ForFour city cars anytime […]

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Those hoping for a Smart crossover/SUV to hit showrooms will be waiting for a while, as there are no near-term plans to expand beyond the city car market. During the 2015 Automotive News Europe Congress, Smart CEO Annette Winkler said a crossover or SUV would not be joining the ForTwo and ForFour city cars anytime […]

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New York 2015: 2016 smart fortwo Debuts In North America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/new-york-2015-2016-smart-fortwo-debuts-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/new-york-2015-2016-smart-fortwo-debuts-north-america/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:54:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1034977 Having made its world debut last month in Geneva, the 2016 smart fortwo took the ramp in North America at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The third-gen version of the city car gets its power from a rear-mounted turbo-three putting 88 horses and 100 lb-ft of torque out of the back via either a […]

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Having made its world debut last month in Geneva, the 2016 smart fortwo took the ramp in North America at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The third-gen version of the city car gets its power from a rear-mounted turbo-three putting 88 horses and 100 lb-ft of torque out of the back via either a […]

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Pre-Production Review: Scion iQ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/pre-production-review-scion-iq/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/pre-production-review-scion-iq/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:15:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406280 It will come as no surprise to regular TTAC readers when I say that Scion has had some sales issues lately. But instead of euthanizing the brand as some on TTAC have suggested, Toyota has decided to take a different route. Thankfully, rather than creating more me-too models based off of US-market Toyotas, the plan […]

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It will come as no surprise to regular TTAC readers when I say that Scion has had some sales issues lately. But instead of euthanizing the brand as some on TTAC have suggested, Toyota has decided to take a different route. Thankfully, rather than creating more me-too models based off of US-market Toyotas, the plan […]

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Daimler And Renault Get Smart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/daimler-and-renault-get-smart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/daimler-and-renault-get-smart/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:50:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337022 Autocar reports that the next-generation of Smart city car is being co-developed by Daimler and Renault. The rear-engined platform is being described as “modular,” with variable wheelbase and track, and will underpin the next Smart ForTwo and ForFour as well as several Renaults. Initially Mercedes will provide three-pot engines with six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch […]

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Autocar reports that the next-generation of Smart city car is being co-developed by Daimler and Renault. The rear-engined platform is being described as “modular,” with variable wheelbase and track, and will underpin the next Smart ForTwo and ForFour as well as several Renaults. Initially Mercedes will provide three-pot engines with six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch […]

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