Automotive News is reporting that Hyundai is watching the Smart Fourtwo US launch very carefully to see if an adaption of its Indian-built Hyundai i10 would be right for these shores. In its current form, the i10 is little more than an 1,800-pound coffin, but if it were to see US introduction it would get about 400 pounds of extra anti-occupant-smooshing reinforcements. In India, the car gets a whopping 56 MPG, and even with all that extra heft it would still be a high-mileage darling in the four-door micro-car market. [AutoNews via NextAutos]
awe' look at it...
Don't you just want to ring it's little neck to the rev limiter? And shock it's transmission planetaries into terminal melt-down while attempting to create fog?
How about those cute little wheels. I could put them on my wheelbarrow or a shopping trolley.
Or the profile, wouldn't you like to plug it in to your computer and use it to move that little arrow around on your screen?
When I think of a small Hyundai, I think Gary Coleman. Cute and funny, but I still want to punch it's lights out!