5 Things Families Need to Know About the smart fortwo cabrio

You’ve seen how small the other vehicles in its portfolio are. Does the smart fortwo make sense for your family? We’ve deciphered their press releases and come up with the five things you need to know before you head to the dealership.

It will have two seats. Yep, just two.

It’s top comes off. With the touch of a button, the closed in space of the smart fortwo becomes a full-blown cabriolet. A convertible? No. An extended sunroof? No. It fit comfortably inbetween giving the smart fortwo a, dare we say it, somewhat sportier appearance. Its support bars are removable.

They want you to think it’s powerful. Calling it a “state of the art three- cylinder engine,” smart wants customers to see its 89 hp as powerful. At 141 hp, we think of the Honda HR-V as relatively sluggish off the start so imagine what 89 hp feels like. Then imagine what it feels like with two people and some groceries stuffed inside the car.

There are options. Prospective customers can choose between three different colors for the “tritop” fabric soft top: blue denim (jeans look), red or black. The headlining is always grey. The removable roof bars that can be stowed in a compartment in the tailgate come in the tridion color.

It passes Mercedes-Benz crash tests, which are more stringent than government regulations. Sure it’s small but it can withstand an impact thanks to its tridion safety cell which absorbs energy. The smart fortwo also features the latest- generation ESP® with Crosswind Assist and hill start assist (standard) and forward collision warning (optional).

The new smart cabrio will launch in the United States in early summer of 2016.

image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
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