2016 Smart Fortwo First Look
For its upcoming launch, Smart has decided to go with the slogan, "For a New Urban Joy." While some may argue that there's not much fun to be had while driving around in such a small car, Smart is out to change that thought, among others. City driving has become such that it's no longer about style and status, but convenience and practicality. In major cities all over the world, the Smart car has become a great way to get around busy urban streets, from zipping in and out of traffic to fitting into those tight parking spots. Add in good fuel economy and a small carbon footprint, and the Smart becomes ideal for a city lifestyle. But safety also comes into play when dealing with such small cars, and many here in the U.S. believe that bigger means safer. For a while now, Smart has been showcasing its tridion safety sell body structure that can withstand the weight of a large SUV resting on top of it, but what does that mean for side or frontal accidents? During the launch in Berlin, Germany, we were able to witness the Smart go head-to-head with a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The cars hit each other's front left bumpers, and though you may expect there to be significant damage to the Smart, that wasn't the case. Its safety cell made it so the passenger area wasn't affected in the accident, but there's still the question of what would happen in a side impact accident. However, the brand is confident the car will keep passengers safe in the event of an accident. The launch for the all-new Smart Fortwo and Forfour wasn't just to showcase the safety, ingenuity, and new slogan for the brand, but also to show off the two models. While we didn't have an opportunity to get behind either of these models, we're more upset that the Forfour has yet to be confirmed for the U.S.
Ford may deliver some serious design and engine changes.