Smart has finally released pricing for its teensy ForTwo, which goes on sale in the first quarter of 2008.
As promised, the base model coupe, the "Pure" starts under $12,000 - significantly under that number at $11,590. You don't get much for that price, though - it includes a 71-hp, 1.0-liter three-cylinder with five-speed automated manual transmission, central remote locking, and a leather steering wheel. And not much else.
The "Passion" coupe is likely the one most buyers will choose - for $13,590, it adds a panorama roof, alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control, shift paddles, power windows, power heated side mirrors, and a CD player. That's a whole lot of toys for two grand.
Sun junkies will prefer the third model, the "Passion Cabrio", which, for $16,590 will give them everything the Passion coupe gets, but adds a fully automatic soft top and a premium sound system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer.
If you're a believer that luxury features and small size aren't mutually exclusive, you can order an $850 comfort package that adds heated leather seats, power steering, rain and light sensors and auto-off headlamps.
The Smart's option prices are just what you'd expect for a tiny little car - teensy. That's often not the case - it seems Smart's product planners were... um... smart.