Saturday, April 25, 2015
2016 smart fortwo Coming In September
The all-new 2016 smart fortwo with the length unchanged at 8.8 feet and a 3.9 inch wider track powered by an 89 horsepower turbocharged three-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or the twinamic automatic dual clutch transmission, launched in Europe in November 2014, will arrive in U.S. dealerships September. The smart fortwo comes with 8 airbags as standard and standard-fit crosswind assist, active from 50 mph when driving straight ahead and in gentle bends, is able to defuse dangerous gusty winds by carrying out specific braking intervention when the vehicle threatens to drift off track. The entry-level pure version has LED daytime driving lights, central locking with radio remote control, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel, smart radio with CD-Player, Bluetooth (handsfree/audio streaming), power steering, exterior temperature indicator with frost warning, instrument cluster with 3.5 in color display and trip computer and power windows. Upgraded trim lines passion, prime and proxy have features that include a leather multifunction steering wheel, power and heated mirrors, height adjustable driver seat, armrest, and retractable cargo cover. The Sport package and Lighting package offer more options. Five years after the market launch, China is the third most successful market for smart, after Germany and Italy.