It's been a while since we've updated you on a few key product launches. The most anticipated one is undoubtedly the C453. Originally, we reported that the C453 would be making its US debut in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Since then, the premiere has shifted to the New York Auto Show in April. We're excited to bring the newest generation of our vehicle to New York coinciding with this week's retail launch of the 453 in Europe.…
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Have you gone through the process of winterizing your smart yet? If you haven't already, get on it! Winter is in full swing... Thankfully, our owner's manual (page 143) gives a handy rundown of everything you need to know to master the art of the smart. Here are a couple key tips:
- Get your smart serviced at a designated smart center: All smart centers have a special…
Added by sUSAi Admin on January 9, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments
Winter weather is upon us, and with it comes the chance to put your smart's automatic windshield wipers to work! We learned via Reddit that some of you were asking about the right way to adjust rain-light sensor-controlled wiper settings. For 2014 smarts that have a rain-light sensor, the feature is activated when the wiper settings are set to "intermittent wiping" or…Continue
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With the recent world premiere of the C453, we wanted to make sure that we took a moment to personally share some of the car's highlights and hopefully answer a few questions along the way. We are planning on premiering the C453 at the Detroit Auto Show this January however actual USA-based sales will not begin until late next year. Until then, let us walk you through what this much-anticipated smart will entail.
Missed the Paris Motor Show? No worries, sUSAi member jwight has your back. Not only did he get to see smart's 453 display, he also got to look under the hood and sit inside! Flipping through his photos is getting us even more excited for the US premiere of the 453 at the New York Auto Show. Check out these awesome snaps: …Continue
There has been a lot of buzz recently on forums about fast-charge options for our electric drive. We are well aware of those DC beauties with the advanced J1772 combo plugs that give you an 80% boost in 30 minutes.…Continue
As you are already seeing here on sUSAi and across all of our digital platforms, smart’s logo is changing. This is an exciting time for our brand!
The change began on July 1, 2014, and a larger brand campaign will be launched for Europe today. The smart logo or “label” as it’s known, has been updated to be more modern as well as accompany the launch of the all-new smart fortwo (C453). More to follow on the C453 this month as we are all anxious to learn about and…Continue
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We are thrilled that so many people have made the switch to electric. With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles comes fresh opportunities to innovate and redefine the rules of the road.
One etiquette inquiry that has popped up on a lot on forums is "charge rage." A member of smart car of America recently wrote, "This week, for the first time, I unplugged…Continue
We are excited to announce that full details on the brand new C453 will finally be unveiled at next week's press announcement day on July 16th. For those who are looking for a taste of what is to come, check out our official teaser where you can see key enhancements to interior and exterior specs - upgrades that take their inspiration from the many concept vehicles produced over the last few years. Stay tuned to sUSAi for more information!…Continue
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The time has come to finally reveal our tagline testing results! After carefully sorting through all of the poll submissions, we were able to compile the following findings about our proposed new tagline, "smart, engineered with Mercedes-Benz:"
- 70% of people who read the line said it made them feel that the car was safer.
- 82% said it made them feel that the car was more well-crafted.
I’m Julia Knittel, and over the past year I have been working on a new project called “smart cities,” which tests out some new things for smart in various cities around the world.
First of all, what is the smart cities project? The Head of smart global, Dr. Annette Winkler, was inspired when she noticed that certain cities around the world (think of Paris and Rome, for example) had overwhelmingly adopted smart into their culture, to the extent that she often saw…Continue
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smart is proud to be featured alongside Mercedes-Benz at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The show, which opened on April 18th, offers car fans the chance to check out brand new models as well as get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s next on the horizon for the biggest names in the automotive industry.
smart came ready to impress, toting four different editions of our beloved car. The vehicle that garnished the most buzz was the latest addition to the smart family…
Hello Insiders! It’s been quite a while since I contributed to “The Scoop.” For many of us, spring has not only come in like a lion, but it’s going out like one too. For smart however, March overall has been and is continuing to be a lion, but for all good reasons.
Sales of our current 451 chassis are strong and we’re on pace to crack 650 units sold for the month. The eBike is beginning to make its way to showrooms in Portland and San…
Added by sUSAi Admin on April 11, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Driving a smart is not just a car, it's a lifestyle! We're getting ready to revamp our smart accessories collection and want to hear from you. What awesome lifestyle equipment do you think smart should carry?
We'd love to see your thoughts in the comments below.
Derek Sweeney was the lucky winner of our Brabus rims giveaway a few months back. He sent us some pics of his smart rollin' on these awesome new rims, so we figured we'd share. Thanks Derek! These turned out awesome.…Continue
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Uphill. Downhill. It’s all easy with smart's new electric assist bike. We'll be rolling out a pilot program in select US cities this year, so stay tuned for more info on how you can get your hands on smart's latest addition to its urban mobility lineup. In the mean time, here are some stats that are sure to get you excited:
Range: 62 miles
Charging Time (0-100%): 4-5 hours
Max. Speed: 20 mph
Max. Tourque: 7.9 lb-ft
Electric Motor: 350 watt
Battery: 423 Wh…
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Hey smart USA insiders! Want a sexy set of glossy black 15” BRABUS rims, as well as tires for your smart? Of course you do. And it just so happens that we want to give some away. To enter, reply to this post and attach a photo of your smart and you’ll be in the running to win. Good luck! …Continue
This weekend smart took part in the National Plug In Day festivities in LA. Electric enthusiasts from around the country converged on California to celebrate a day to plug in, recharge, and get amped about thefuture of electric mobility. Check out these pictures from the event at the link below:…
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