Smart News and Reviews


Smart was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Boblingen, Germany. The marque is known for building microcars and subcompacts. The German automotive maker is a division of Daimler AG. In 2019, Geely purchased 50% of the company. Smart fortwo vehicles were sold in Canada, but it was recently announced the brand was leaving the Canadian market. As of model year 2020, Smart will no longer sell new vehicles in Canada, however, authorized Mercedes-Benz Canadian dealers will still service Smart Fortwo vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz and Geely join forces on Smart

Mercedes-Benz will be responsible for vehicle design, Geely for engineering

Auto Industry Green Cars
Mar 30, 2019, 5:30 PM

Smart opens up new possibility for Fortwo

Forease+ shows potential Fortwo open top profile with fully removable roof Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Green Cars
Mar 1, 2019, 4:30 PM

Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

April recalls totalled 35, affecting 147,607 vehicles from 25 makes Read More

Car Safety Car Care
May 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

Smart EVs to become first Mercedes EQ models

Electric Fortwo coupe and cabriolet only Smart models sold in Canada Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Green Cars
Mar 6, 2018, 10:30 PM


26 models recalled in Canada in August

Canadian recalls issued for 14 brands and a total of 44,165 vehicles Read More

Car Safety
Sep 4, 2017, 4:30 PM

Smart takes driverless car to new level

Autonomous concept electric car doesn't have a steering wheel or pedals

Auto Shows Autonomous Driving
Aug 30, 2017, 9:00 PM

Over 388,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Total of 21 actions involve 59 models from 17 different makes

Car Safety
Aug 4, 2017, 4:40 PM

2018 Smart car goes all-electric in North America

We drive the fourth-generation Smart EV in its natural big-city environment

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews
Jul 12, 2017, 4:00 AM


New Smart electric drive makes US debut

Smart is the only manufacturer to electrify its entire product range

Green Cars
Jan 15, 2017, 9:30 PM

New York police work Smarter

Replacement vehicles are safer, more comfortable and less expensive

New Cars
Sep 25, 2016, 6:20 PM

Fortwo gets Smart new Brabus treatment

Sportier looks and performance on tap for tiny coupe and cabriolet

New Cars
Aug 3, 2016, 5:40 PM

Smart Fortwo gets its Brabus wings

Performance-enhanced Brabus packages available on Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Jul 9, 2016, 5:30 PM


FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Smart ForTwo Coupe muscles up

Mercedes-Benz's all-new third-generation Smart gets a power boost for 2016

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Sep 8, 2015, 8:10 AM

Smart pulls cover off new Fortwo Cabriolet

Bigger roof in new colours highlight changes to convertible Smart car

New Cars Auto Shows
Aug 28, 2015, 10:00 PM

Mercedes finds EV users drive 50 km daily

Two-year, real-world German study also found environment not a main concern

Green Cars Auto Industry People
Aug 1, 2015, 7:00 PM

Smart and Mercedes-Benz at the New York auto show

Urban-oriented focus of new-to-North America Smart Fortwo remains untouched

Auto Shows Luxury Cars New Cars
Apr 1, 2015, 2:30 PM


The 10 greenest cars you can buy

Here are the ACEEE's 10 greenest picks from the bumper crop of 2015

Smart Fortwo shifts to a new generation

Smart addresses one of its biggest knocks with new dual-clutch transmission

New Cars Auto Technology Fuel Economy
Jan 18, 2015, 1:00 AM

New Smart includes four-seater

All-new Smart ForTwo and (maybe) ForFour coming to North America next year

New Cars Green Cars
Jul 16, 2014, 4:00 PM

Smart fortwo EV wins acceleration race

Mercedes-Benz's little electric vehicle beats performance icons off the line

Green Cars Auto Industry
Jul 9, 2014, 6:15 PM


First Drive – 2013 Smart fortwo electric

Next-generation Smart electric increases both performance and range

New Cars Green Cars
Oct 4, 2012, 6:00 AM

Smart forstars concept enables do-it-yourself drive-in

Electric Smart concept is tongue-in cheek design that forecasts future styling

Future Cars
Sep 14, 2012, 10:00 PM

Smart hits the road with City Project tour

Nine cities across Canada will get to try Fortwo EV

Green Cars Auto Industry
Aug 3, 2012, 3:00 AM

Smart and Brabus celebrate 10th anniversary

Unique, exclusively eqiupped cabrio commemorates milestone

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Jul 25, 2012, 8:00 PM


2013 Smart ebike

Smart, bicycles and electric drive make a perfect match

Green Cars Auto Technology
Jun 17, 2012, 3:30 PM

car2go Car-sharing service coming to Calgary and Toronto

Early registrants can receive free driving time and have the one-time membership fee waived

Green Cars New Cars
Jun 15, 2012, 5:00 AM

Smart fortwo electric drive coming to Canada

Canadian dealers now taking orders with deliveries to begin in Spring 2013

Green Cars New Cars Auto Industry
Jun 12, 2012, 5:00 AM

2011 Smart fortwo electric drive plugs into Canada

The original city car gets the drivetrain it was designed for

New Cars Green Cars Auto Technology
Jun 24, 2011, 5:00 PM