Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Smart Move to Take the Top Off

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Smart Move to Take the Top Off

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THERE'S good news for anyone who likes their convertible cars with an added helping of tiny, because Smart has confirmed an open- top ForTwo.

The minuscule 2.69-metre ForTwo Cabrio is destined for showrooms in early 2016, complete with a triplelayer fabric roof that can be electrically lowered or raised in 12 seconds, at any vehicle speed.

It has a glass rear screen for convenience, while the roof side bars detach and slot into the tailgate itself, meaning they take up zero boot space.

Black is the standard colour for the softtop, but a red one can replace it for Pounds 115, and a 'compact' wind deflector can be added for Pounds 59.

Otherwise, the Pounds 13,265 car will share the same specifications and equipment as the hardtop ForTwo.

Engine options include a 70bhp starter and a turbocharged upgrade with 89bhp, the latter of which adds Pounds 595. …

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