Smart’s Forease Concept Car

Design Director Kai Sieber shares the emotion in smart's new design language

Smart, the brand known primarily for its functionality and rationality, is embracing its personality through design. The Forease concept car—just-announced at the Paris Motor Show—is decreasing the distance between the vehicle and the world around it. For starters, the Forease operates on an entirely electric powertrain. Its abbreviated windshield and roofless cabin invite the environment in, and the yellow is a nod to the original smart …

Song of the Car: 2016 Smart ForTwo

We pair Howling's dance-worthy take on classic Nirvana with the next generation of Berlin's ultimate city car

In the summer of 1998, bright orange cranes speckled the Berlin skyline. Young Europeans flocked to the streets by the thousands for the dance party called Love Parade and, after dark, they disappeared inside the dark corridors of a club called Tresor, where Detroit techno pulsated until dawn. That summer was the first year the Smart car replaced the clunky Soviet-era East German Trabant as …

The Sound of Your City

WeSC and smart team up in audio experiments around the globe

Advertorial content: Even fans of urbanization don’t usually talk about the cacophony of crowded sidewalks and highly-trafficked thoroughfares. What if all you really want to do is sleep in the city that never sleeps? But we’re always ready to obsess more about NYC, so when tiny car brand smart asked us to take a deep listen and record the results, we hit the streets. Part …