2008 Smart ForTwo price announced

Official: 2008 Smart ForTwo will start at $11,590

2008 Smart ForTwo

It has been officially confirmed by Daimler that the new iteration of Smart ForTwo supermini’s price tag will be positioned well south of the $12,000 mark. Well, that was something to be expected, since the European version of a kei-car not only offers an extremely classy exterior design, but also treats its occupants with a very comfortable (although a bit toy-like) and a very roomy interior with lots of amenities you don’t really expect from such a small vehicle.

While definitely not a small version of a Rolls-Royce, this ultra-compact two-seater could still be a great ride for a CEO that only needs it to travel between his/her mansion in Upstate New York and Manhattan office.

The 2008 Smart ForTwo will be offered in three trim levels, all of which are motivated by the same 1.0-liter, 71-hp three-pot engine.

2008 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabrio

The cheapest Smart ForTwo Pure will be priced at $11,590. For the money, you will get a car with five-speed manual gearbox, central remote lock, 2-spoke leather steering wheel, and radio-ready console.

More expensive Smart ForTwo Passion will start at $13,590 and will be equipped with tiny alloys, air conditioning with climate control, three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles, power windows, electric and heated side mirrors, and AM/FM radio with CD player.

The range-topping Smart ForTwo Passion Cabrio will also feature a premium sound system and will cost you $16,590.

All trims will also feature four standard airbags. There will also be a $850 comfort package, consisting of leather seats, power steering, and auto headlamps.

2008 Smart ForTwo (interior)

2008 Smart ForTwo (safety cage)

Photos: Smart

See also: BRABUS Smart ForTwo Xclusive