Smart Crosstown as well as also also Brabus Special Editions Not Special Enough for U.S.
North American Smart consumers may be subject exclusively to Electric Drive come 2018, although the chic city-car brand can be continuing to flesh out its gasoline-powered versions for the rest of the globe’s markets. To which end, Smart can be unveiling two completely new special-edition versions at the Geneva auto show next week.
completely new to the four-seat, four-door Smart Forfour style line can be the Crosstown Edition, which sets itself apart via trim-specific side skirts as well as also also bumper covers which sport faux skid plates. Additionally, the style can be lowered by 0.4 inch as well as also also rides on black-painted 16-inch wheels. Power comes through Smart’s familiar 89-hp turbocharged 0.9-liter three-cylinder engine tied to a a few-speed manual transmission.
Since the Forfour was never sold here, the Crosstown Edition can be perhaps of less significance than the Smart Fortwo Brabus Edition #2 cabrio, a special variant of the droptop Smart. The sequel to the Smart Fortwo Edition #1 coupe, the Edition #2 can be fitted with 16-inch Brabus wheels, LED daytime running lights, a red softtop, as well as also also a red leather Internal. There are no alterations to the Smart’s 0.9-liter turbocharged three-cylinder, which here mates to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. We think a Smart Fortwo ED cabrio with the Brabus Edition #2’s wheels, red roof, as well as also also red leather Internal might garner interest in style-conscious U.S. cities such as Miami as well as also also Los Angeles.
Both the Smart Forfour Crosstown Edition as well as also also the Smart Fortwo Brabus Edition #2 cabrio reach Smart dealers across the pond from the fall, with the latter vehicle limited to a 100-unit run.