Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Return of the Smart Roadster

You've probably heard of Daimler Chrysler's Smart Car.
Starting at less than £7000 (under $13,000) and rated for a combined gas milage of 60 mpg it is both cheaper and more fuel efficent than the Toyota Prius hybrid (55 mpg for about $22,000 base).
The biggest barrier to adoption however is....well, a picture's worth a thousand words.
Smart Fourtwo
That is one ugly car.

Not so its sibling Smart Roadster.
Smart Roadster
Still managing 54 mpg with a top speed of 122 mph and available as a convertible or with removable hard top, this is a vehicle that could gain some traction.
The rights to the Smart Roadster have recently been picked up by MG, who could relaunch it as soon as 2007, with exports to the U.S.
You can read a review of the Smart Roadster here.
I can't wait to see one in person.


At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

one ugly car? i get more compliments in my smart than i have in any other car.....people think it looks sharp...


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