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The biggest news for the Smart lineup is an all-new electric version. The plug-in Fortwo is more powerful and will goes farther per charge than its previous, limited-quantity EV version. The standard lineup sees the addition of two special editions and a Brabus sport package.
Fresh from its American debut last year, the smart fortwo sees little change for 2009. Daytime running lights are now available as an option, and a "loose cap" indicator light is added on the dash, alerting the driver when the gas cap hasn't been screwed on tightly enough. To increase storage space, expandable nets replace plastic bins on the side doors.
When the Smart Fortwo microcar debuted in 2008, it was unlike anything else. Beyond having the smallest footprint of any car on the road, the Smart boasted high fuel economy, a low price, Euro charm and the ability to snag the smallest of parking spots. But the initial glow has faded from this 2-seat coupe and convertible. Furthermore, newer and better competition has arrived in the Chevrolet Spark, Fiat 500 and Scion iQ. Those rivals offer plenty the Smart doesn't, including standard power steering. 2015 Smart Fortwo buyers may still rightly be tempted by the car's ability to park anywhere or the no-gasoline-required Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. If you can wait, the all-new 2016 Smart is around the corner and looks promising.