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Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

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

Ford pickups, Audi sedans and crossovers, Smart cars, Land Rover Discoverys and VW Tiguans among largest recalls, combining for over 118,000 vehicles. Read More

Car Safety Car Care May 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

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 7, 2018, 3:30 AM

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, 9:30 PM

Smart takes driverless car to new level

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

Auto Shows Autonomous Driving Aug 31, 2017, 2:00 AM

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Over 388,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Total of 21 actions involve 59 models from 17 different makes Read More

Car Safety Aug 4, 2017, 9:40 PM

2018 Smart car goes all-electric in North America

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

Ten years on from its introduction, the fourth-generation Smart EV illustrates the evolution of electric-vehicle technology over a decade. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews Jul 12, 2017, 9:00 AM

New Smart electric drive makes US debut

Smart is the only manufacturer to electrify its entire product range

Power to the rear-drive 2-seaters is supplied by a 59.7-kW motor (80 hp) supplying 118 lb-ft of torque, and capable of up to 130 km of driving range. Read More

Green Cars Jan 16, 2017, 2:30 AM

New York police work Smarter

Replacement vehicles are safer, more comfortable and less expensive

NYPD has taken delivery of 100 tiny Fortwo 2-seaters, with another 150 on order, all to replace the 3-wheeled fully-enclosed scooters the force uses. Read More

New Cars Sep 25, 2016, 11:20 PM

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Fortwo gets Smart new Brabus treatment

Sportier looks and performance on tap for tiny coupe and cabriolet

The package consists of exterior and interior appointments, a lowered suspension, and is available for manual and automatic models on all trim levels. Read More

New Cars Aug 3, 2016, 10:40 PM

Smart Fortwo gets its Brabus wings

Performance-enhanced Brabus packages available on Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio

Besides extensive exterior and interior mods, Brabus versions also get 109-hp versions of 898 cc 3-cylinder engine, achieved through turbocharging. Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts Jul 9, 2016, 10:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Smart ForTwo Coupe muscles up

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

The addition of a turbocharger plus transmission upgrades make this funky urban car highway-capable, too. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Sep 8, 2015, 1:10 PM

Smart pulls cover off new Fortwo Cabriolet

Bigger roof in new colours highlight changes to convertible Smart car

About four percent larger than that of the current car, the top is made up of three layers, with a thickness kept to about three quarters of an inch. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Aug 29, 2015, 3:00 AM

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Mercedes finds EV users drive 50 km daily

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

eMERGE looked at behaviour (such as how far they drove, charging how often) and also charging intelligence (what time of day they charged and where). Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry People Aug 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Smart and Mercedes-Benz at the New York auto show

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

The former Mercedes-Benz ML-Class is now the GLE-Class, and while not an all-new vehicle, it has received significant updates in the process. Read More

Auto Shows Luxury Cars New Cars Apr 1, 2015, 7:30 PM

The 10 greenest cars you can buy

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

The ACEEE's green rankings take into account a wide array of environmental factors including life-cycle greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions. Read More


Smart Fortwo shifts to a new generation

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

Like its predecessor, the driver can sequentially shift gears but now has the option of doing it via steering wheel paddles. The transmission can also do all the shifting by itself, with the driver able to switch modes of operation by shifting the lever between gates. Read More

New Cars Auto Technology Fuel Economy Jan 18, 2015, 5:00 AM

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New Smart includes four-seater

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

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off an all-new Smart and added a four-passenger ForFour model to the existing ForTwo two-seater. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Jul 16, 2014, 9:00 PM

Smart fortwo EV wins acceleration race

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

Mercedes-Benz Canada put a Smart fortwo electric drive up against an Audi, a Mustang and a Porsche Boxster in a drag race and guess what won? Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jul 9, 2014, 11:15 PM

First Drive – 2013 Smart fortwo electric

Next-generation Smart electric increases both performance and range

Look for the smart fortwo electric to arrive in Canada in the spring of 2013 at a price of $26,990 for the coupe and $29,990 for the cabrio. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Oct 4, 2012, 11:00 AM

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

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

The forstars concept is clearly a Smart but it brings a new look to the brand, including a silhouette that is said to preview its future design idiom. Read More

Future Cars Sep 15, 2012, 3:00 AM

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Smart hits the road with City Project tour

Nine cities across Canada will get to try Fortwo EV

Tour started in Victoria last week and will wind up in Toronto at the end of September. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Aug 3, 2012, 8:00 AM

Smart and Brabus celebrate 10th anniversary

Unique, exclusively eqiupped cabrio commemorates milestone

The pair sold more than 10,000 units last year alone and this year will mark their successful collaboration with just 100 exclusive vehicles. Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts Jul 26, 2012, 1:00 AM

2013 Smart ebike

Smart, bicycles and electric drive make a perfect match

This Smart ebike is a hybrid of sorts; a hub-mounted electric motor is supplemented by a secondary power source – the rider. Or vice versa. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Jun 17, 2012, 8:30 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

Cars are available for members' use 24 hours a day, seven days a week and they can be picked up and dropped off anywhere within the car2go Home Area. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Jun 15, 2012, 10:00 AM

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Smart fortwo electric drive coming to Canada

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

The Smart electric accelerates from 0-60 km/h in 4.8 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 125 km/h and a city driving range of 145 kilometres. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Auto Industry Jun 12, 2012, 10:00 AM

2011 Smart fortwo electric drive plugs into Canada

The original city car gets the drivetrain it was designed for

With congestion and pollution such a major issue today, local pollution-free small cars like this are surely the way of the future Read More

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