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Car Tech Video: Detroit Auto Show 2007: Smart Fortwo
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Car Tech Video: Detroit Auto Show 2007: Smart Fortwo

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The Smart Fortwo finally makes its way to the U.S. in early 2008. Get a first look in this video from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> Well it took long enough, but it's finally on the way, the smart 4 2 is coming to the US shores first quarter of 08, so we've got a little ways to wait still but this car is very close to what the US spec version will look like they tell us. The US version will be a couple of inches longer probably than the European version because of the additional collision and US federalization standards, but overall we are talking the same concept, a very small, efficient urban transportation vehicle priced under 15,000 dollars, but of course the main thing consumers have to get over is, is it safe? Little tiny cars have often had that stigma attached to them in the US market, when you're driving around amongst Tahoe's and Expeditions you can see why, so they are going to method something called the tridion safety cell, which is the framework inside the car. They will portray this thing as a little vault on wheels and it is loaded with airbags, so that is standard in that low price. Again deliveries in early 2008 and we will know more about the dealer network summer of 07, the smart 4 2. ^M00:01:04 [ Music ]

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