Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Official: Smart For-Us pickup making its world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show
The lads and lasses at Smart have teased numerous different versions of their urban two-door in an effort to get more Americans to pay more attention to it. Car2Go is a worthy attention getter, and the Smart For-Us concept might be another, because who among us red-blooded U.S. of A'ers doesn't love a pickup truck - even one the size of a ladybug?
It "translates the practical loading concept of a pickup to the reality of 21st century urban traffic for the first time" with a longer wheelbase and wider track, a tiny bed, a 75-horsepower, 98-pound-foot electric motor, a "friendly yet assertive face" and (unlike other Smarts?) "extremely short overhangs."
We'll be at the Detroit Auto Show next month to capture all 11.6 feet of it. Until then, you can read about it in the press release after the jump and have a look at sketches in our high-res gallery of images.Permalink | Email this | Comments