smart crosstown An Exercise in Making a Good Thing Better | Smart Cars

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Smart crosstown – Making a Thing Better

Smart An Exercise in Making a Good Better

The smart crosstown was an exercise in taking a new design and it even bolder and more styling. This new smart gn concept vehicle was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show. It was a design intended to build on the and uniqueness of the fortwo model.

The concept was engineered and configured like the existing two-seat

The crosstown was built with the intent for getting two passengers point A to B in comfortable economy. It was intended to achieve the same of performance and handling, but with that was intended to be much

The influences from the world of and Mini Cooper were in the crosstown.

In reality, the smart immediate look was that of a cousin of the Jeep or possibly a between a Jeep and a Mini It differed greatly from smart designs and had an attractive, aggressive look about it. the tires and wheels were of the types of equipment seen on custom Jeeps.

However, very unlike the the crosstown had a wheelbase of approximately 1.9 It also had short overhangs of 40 in the front and 39 at the rear of the car. length of the crosstown was a mere meters. Width and height both approximately 1.58

When compared to the fortwo at 2.5 in length and a wheelbase of 1.81 the crosstown compares favorably to the

car Smart Crosstown

The smart crosstown show car had a feel and characteristics. The typical car design features are immediately The tridion safety capsule – a tradem ark is very much in the crosstown. It is made from steel and coated with titanium.

Contrasting body follow previous smart guidelines of using two differing in different colors. These elements enable the entire line of cars to be immediately on the road.

However, the most unique in the crosstown was the hybrid three-cylinder engine/electric motor power This allowed the crosstown to 10% better acceleration and an increase in economy of 15% over existing gasoline-powered fortwo models.

The also had some aesthetically and functional features like a windshield for “wind-in-the-hair” driving, USB for all things electronic, and the availability of an high-tech navigation system.

was one of only a few manufacturers with the to pull this type of off, and actually bring it production. This was the kind of and uniqueness parent company was renowned for doing.

However, the crosstown concept was viewed to have a “gimmicky” about it. It was not well received by the and considered as a concept city car had been tried and done – often. For these reasons and a few others, the car never caught on buyers.


car Smart Crosstown
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