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DaimlerChrysler's ailing Smart (sorry, oh most clever of marketing flacks, I mean smart) introduced a novel concept in Frankfurt today — the Crosstown, which appears to be a rugged version of the company's Fortwo coupe. As a design study, it aims to build on the Humpty-Dumpty-modern shapes and forms for which the production car is known, while conceptually expanding what we think the tiny car's platform is capable of. The company wants us to know the Smart can hold its own on the mean streets, or at least die trying to look like it can.

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