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Comment by LeMayzingSmartie on January 29, 2010 at 12:31pm
Here's a url:

(Couldn't get the "Add Link" to work.)

Hopefully it won't LOOK like the "Twizzy"!
Comment by Bert Monsen on January 29, 2010 at 8:19am
I came across this article which I thought would be of interest to you...

Report: Renault and Mercedes to team up on small car platform

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Nov 25th 2009 at 1:04PM
Renault Twizzy ZE concept - click above for high-res image gallery

According to a report in UK magazine AutoCar, Mercedes-Benz and Renault are planning to collaborate on a new modular micro-car platform. The new architecture would form the basis of the next generation of Smart cars as well as the new Twizzy electric vehicle from Renault. Like the current Smart ForTwo, the new platform will be rear engine and rear wheel drive but it will be able to accomodate a stretched wheelbase for a new ForFour. The two seater would arrive in 2013 and the four seater a year later. The last ForFour was actually a completely different front wheel drive car based on a Mitsubishi platform. Mercedes is developing all new three cylinder gas and diesel engines for the next Smarts and could also supply those to Renault. The thoroughly unloved semi-automatic gearbox in today's ForTwo is expected to be supplanted by a new 7-speed dual clutch unit. Finally Mercedes will carry on with electric drive versions of the Smart but it is unknown if they will collaborate with Renault on electric systems.

Comment by Walt Marini on January 24, 2010 at 10:15pm
Bert, use this previous link given by clicker to register. I used it and had no problem:
Comment by clicker on December 17, 2009 at 11:01am Here is the link for the nationals next June.We are going and I hope others from around here can join us.Happy holidays everyone and I'll see you next year.
Comment by SandraK on January 24, 2010 at 8:25pm
I'd do something with the auto show...have never been! Wonder if smart USA would be more interested in doing something Thursday, on Media day? Just a thought...though, I probably can't be there that day.
Comment by clicker on January 24, 2010 at 4:06pm
There isn't much news on that site.I'm on it all the time so I'll keep you up to date if anything happens.jwight runs it so PM him if you have more problems.
Comment by Bert Monsen on January 24, 2010 at 12:44pm
I tried to register in that XMB site, but can't seem to get passed that stupid verification code. We are interested in the caravan from St. Louie too. Will be interested in more details as they become available.
Comment by clicker on January 22, 2010 at 12:27am
I asked if they could get us a special parking area so we could all park together,2 to a spot in view of everyone attending the show.I didn't ask for any monitery perks but if they kick in for parking.................
Comment by microenvy on January 21, 2010 at 4:27pm
We would be interested in something for Chicago Auto Show. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Thanks
Comment by Toby Fox on January 21, 2010 at 1:15pm
Hi, Clicker,

It's Toby and John. I'm not sure I understood your message. What would smart do for us? I love the auto show. Please let me know more. Thanks,
Comment by clicker on January 21, 2010 at 12:41pm
I have to see what they can do for us but Sunday's are always the best for the group.

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