Posts Tagged ‘smart’
Published on April 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The winged Smart Jeremy Scott Edition has been launched on the Chinese car market for 388.000 yuan, or almost 63.000 USD. The Jeremy Scott Edition is a the slightly watered down production version of the mad Smart ForJeremy concept. The Jeremy Scott is an extremely limited edition, Smart will only make 10, five of which will go to China.
Published on February 19, 2013 by Joey Wang
A Smart ForTwo Cabrio with a very fatass body kit, seen riding a street in the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province. The kit is plastic fantastic and makes the vehicle some 20 centimeters wider. Double tow eye loox very racy. Considering quality & madness this kit is almost certainly Chinese. Well, it makes that Smart a tad more impressive! Some earlier notable Smarts in China: shiny green, ForSpeed, super wide, pink, Hello Kitty, and Bling.
Published on January 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A great combination of vehicles, seen in the Sanlitun embassy district in central Beijing by reader Ali Khalili, thank you for the picture! Across the street a real Smart ForTwo, in front a Shuanghuan Noble. Oh no now I mix them up, it’s the other way around. Shuanghuan always said the Noble wasn’t a copy of the Smart because it had the engine up front. Indeed…
Published on January 20, 2013 by Joey Wang
The German carmaker Mercedes-Benz (China) Ltd sold a limited edition of its smart cars on Sina Weibo, the largest Chinese micro-blogging platform. The sale marks the third e-commerce marketing campaign of this sort the company has embarked on in its third-largest market.
“It is the first time an automobile brand is offering its products in such an innovative sales approach,” said Daniel Lescow, head of Mercedes-Benz China’s smart vehicle division. Consisting of only 666 vehicles that cost 128,888 yuan ($20,700) each, the smart 2013 New Year Edition was officially sold on the Sina Weibo platform from 10 am on Friday.
Published on January 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The Smart ForTwo New Year Special Edition has been launched on the China auto market, priced at 128.888 yuan. The New Year Special celebrates the upcoming Chinese new year that starts on February 10. The new year will be the Year of the Snake, succeeding the Dragon. But the Smart is not called ‘Snake Edition’ or something alike, like last year’s ‘Dragon Edition‘, because in Chinese mythology the snake isn’t exactly a good animal…
Published on January 7, 2013 by W.E. Ning
A Chinese company called Nanjing Jiayuan EV has applied for patent on a new electric vehicle that shows some similarities with the Smart ForSpeed EV concept, especially up front and on the back. Well, it could be worse…
Published on December 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Early Thursday morning in Beijing, an ice cold dirty dark sky over the city, time so for Bling! Here we have an incredible blinged Smart ForTwo, seen on a street near my home, wrapped to the max in shiny green and some red.The vehicle is further made mad with low profile racy tires and very sporty 6-spoke alloys.
Published on November 9, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A fine red Smart Roadster seen in the great city of Putian in Fujian Province. The Roadster was made from 2003 until 2006 but was never officially exported to China, how this red example ended up all the way in Putian is therefore a mystery. Still, we are happy to see it because the Smart Roadster was one of the coolest little sportcars ever made. Very light, engine in the middle, and rear wheel drive! Mercedes-Benz killed the Roadster and Roadster Coupe after only 43.000 examples were made, because the warranty costs were deemed to high. A very sad end for a very great car…
Published on October 4, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The Smart ForSpeed is an electric concept car that debuted on the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, but no matter how cool it loox it will likely remain just another funny idea. China, moves faster! A toy maker from Zhejiang Province has developed a fine toy car for children based on the ForSpeed’s design. It is called ‘Happy Ding’, seats two and it is electric powered. Smart better take note!
Published on September 17, 2012 by W.E. Ning
An extremely wide Smart ForTwo seen on a tuning show in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. Big body kit, lowered suspension, and 17 inch low profile tires with racy alloys. Good car! Color a bit questionable, some vague shade of green, would have been better in black, red or white, maybe yellow, or pink.