smart fortwo 2013: the new look
Toronto, ON
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Apr 03, 2012
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Toronto, ON - The 2013 smart fortwo makes its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver International Auto Show with a striking new exterior design and a fresh leather/fabric mix in the interior.

The substantially revamped smart fortwo features a markedly more dynamic appearance, with a larger radiator grille and integrated logo, striking front bumper in a new design, horizontally arranged LED daytime driving lights, muscular side skirts and modified rear bumper.

"The way in which the fortwo now displays the smart logo more prominently stands for the brand's new self-confidence," notes Dr Annette Winkler, global head of smart. "The smart fortwo has long become an icon that is a defining feature of urban traffic throughout the world."

The chrome-coloured logo is now positioned directly in the black radiator grille. The air intakes under the license plate have been combined into a single unit, lending the smart fortwo a more aggressive appearance. The new LED daytime driving lights, optional on the pure and standard equipment on passion, are now arranged horizontally.

There is also a choice of four new alloy wheels, available as optional equipment on the smart fortwo passion: a new 3-spoke alloy wheel and three BRABUS Monoblock VII alloy wheels, available in silver, high gloss black and matte grey. There are seven distinct body colour options, including the new anthracite matte, and three soft top colours (black, red, blue) for the smart cabriolet.

A new, high-quality interior material package is offered in crystal grey. It comprises a fresh leather/fabric combination for the seats, an imitation leather/fabric mix for the door trims and black imitation leather for the instrument panel in combination with a grey knee pad.

The passion equipment line highlights the frame of the front grille and the rear trim strip in silver, while the front spoiler, side skirts and rear bumper are painted in the car's exterior colour. The door mirror caps are finished in the tridion colour. On the smart fortwo pure, these components are black.

The three lines – pure, passion and BRABUS – will all still be offered in Canada, and the smart fortwo will continue to be available as a coupé and cabriolet. In addition, 2012 will see the arrival of the smart fortwo electric drive in the fall.

In February, smart Canada established a national pre-ordering program in anticipation of the Canadian launch of the 2013 smart fortwo electric drive. Interested electric drive consumers have the opportunity to visit a smart dealer to put down a deposit to guarantee their delivery as soon as the first production units start to arrive in the country later this year.


Engine range at a glance:
Model Type
cc
Output (hp)
Maximum torque
l/100 km
CO2 g/km
0-100 (s)
Top speed
smart fortwo
999
70
68 lb-ft
5.3 l
120
13.7
145
smart fortwo electric drive
-
35 kW constant 55 kW peak
95.8 lb-ft
-
-
< 13
> 120
Combined fuel consumption and CO2 values
The new generation smart fortwo for 2013 represents the continuation of a unique success story for smart: as a trendsetter the smart fortwo has been redefining individual urban mobility around the world for more than ten years. It combines responsibility to the environment and high ecological standards with joie de vivre and a trademark high fun factor. With its compact dimensions, the two-seater takes up less road and parking space than any other car around.

Vehicle pricing at a glance:
Model
MSRP
smart fortwo pure coupé
$14,400
smart fortwo passion coupé
$17,500
smart fortwo BRABUS coupé
$20,900
smart fortwo passion cabriolet
$20,500
smart fortwo BRABUS cabriolet
$23,900
smart fortwo electric drive
TBD
 
More than 1.3 million smart fortwos have been delivered worldwide to customers since the first model was launched in 1998. In Canada, smart celebrated a significant milestone in 2011 by delivering more than 20,000 units across the country since the launch of the smart brand in the fall of 2004.

The car2go mobility service is also attracting growing numbers of fans. Over 2000 smart fortwos are currently in operation for 60,000 customers in seven cities around the globe. car2go is already successfully up and running in Vancouver as well as in Ulm and Hamburg (Germany), Austin and San Diego (USA), Vienna (Austria) and Amsterdam (Netherlands). car2go will be launching in Lyon (France), Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Washington D.C. and several other cities in 2012.


About smart Canada
smart Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service for the smart brand in Canada. Produced in one of the most modern and environmentally friendly plants in the world in Hambach, France, the smart fortwo is a safe, comfortable and extremely versatile vehicle that offers exceptional fuel consumption and segment-leading low vehicle emissions. Since its launch in Canada in the fall of 2004, smart Canada's nationwide network of 52 dealers across the country have sold over 20,000 smart fortwos. Further information about the smart can be found online at www.media.mercedes-benz.ca, http://www.thesmart.ca/, facebook.com/smartCanada and twitter.com/smartCanada.
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