ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The smart fortwo is rolling into San Diego this weekend to give city dwellers a few 'smart' options for their travels around the 905. At the Fashion Valley Shopping Center on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th from 10 a.m – 6 p.m., participants will be able to see firsthand how the smart fortwo could be the answer to their transportation needs.
This summer, a selection of smart fortwo coupes and cabrios will road trip across the U.S., stopping in a different city every weekend to allow residents to take the smart for a spin. Test drives will take place in well-known city shopping malls or other high-traffic urban locations, where drivers who complete the test drive will earn a complimentary $20 gift card.
San Diego holds a special place in the smart fortwo's heart—better known as a 3-cylinder turbocharged engine—as it is one of the key cities in the U.S. supporting car2go, a Daimler subsidiary that provides carsharing services in select cities around the globe utilizing smart fortwos. For city dwellers, car2go offers smart fortwo owners perks of convenient parking and ride sharing.
The new smart fortwo cabriolet allows passengers to fully experience the fresh California air as they drive along the Pacific Coastline. Participants can enjoy the convenience of convertible life at the touch of a button as the smart fortwo cabriolet top opens up like a large sliding canvas sunroof. If the canvas sunroof leaves participants asking for more, they can experience the full-fledged top-down experience with the soft top completely open and roof rails completely removed.
The smart fortwo offers an extensive suite of driver assistance systems including forward collision warning to help prevent rear-end collisions, Crosswind Assist to keep the vehicle in its lane in poor weather conditions and Lane Keeping Assist to better navigate traffic jams in city streets.
The all-new smart fortwo was redesigned from the ground up to provide ultimate urban mobility and self-expression. With a length of just 8.8 feet and a turning circle of 22.8 feet, the smart fortwo sets new benchmarks in maneuverability—perfect for urban driving.
For increased comfort and convenience, the smart fortwo includes the exclusive cross connect mobile app, standard Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, 3.5" color display and alarm.
As an extension of the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio, the smart fortwo offers personalization, convenience, safety, efficiency and affordability—the 2016 smart fortwo coupe starts at $14,650 and the all-new smart cabrio starts at $18,900.
Take a break from trying to park your truck into compact parking spots and learn how to better fit into city life with with the smart fortwo.
Learn more about the smart Roadshow and where it's stopping next by visiting www.smartusa.com/2016-smart-roadshow.
smart, a part of the Mercedes-Benz, USA portfolio, is headquartered in Atlanta. The smart line consists of fortwo models in coupe, cabrio and electric. All smart models sold in the U.S. are covered by a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.
Classified as ultra-low emissions vehicles by the State of California Air Resources Board, smart models are 8.8 feet long and just over 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Despite their microcar exterior dimensions, smart vehicles are surprisingly roomy inside and have a full array of technological and safety features including the patented tridion safety cell, and eight airbags in the coupe and six airbags in the cabriolet, which is designed to protect occupants in the event of a collision. All smart vehicles, designed to be 85% recyclable and over 95% reclaimable, are produced in the environmentally oriented "smartville" factory in Hambach, France.
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SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA