Smart ForFour Pulse Reviews | Smart ForFour | Smart Pulse 1.1 | Smart For Four UK | Auto Express

20 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Smart ForFour Pulse Reviews | Smart ForFour | Smart Pulse 1.1 | Smart For Four UK | Auto Express


If you were worried Smart#039;s biggest-ever model lose the magic of the rest of the rest easy in the knowledge the ForFour is brimming with Available with a decent of engines and a practical cabin, the is great to drive and looks too. As long as you can resist the options list, it#039;s not too either.

With only the ForTwo and Roadster in its line-up, never had a chance to establish as a family favourite. But that is thanks to the introduction of the practical Smart ForFour (a four-seat is also available).

Auto Express got hold of the first model to be registered in the UK to see if the brand really can be grown up. all Smarts, the ForFour isn’t or sleek, but its cheeky bulges and draw you in and hold your You’ve only got to look at the way stare at the ForFour to see that its appeals on a very basic

Line it up next to Mitsubishi’s conservative Colt, which is on the same underpinnings as the Smart, and you to admire the German firm for to its quirky principles.

What’s the designers lost none of flair when it came to the interior. The attractive dash- is well laid out, but is particularly impressive is that the and trim quality issues of the are nowhere to be seen. In fact, of the switchgear is taken from parts bin, giving the a premium feel.

But the whole point of this is that it offers practicality, so of thought has been put into the seat arrangement, too. It has a 60/40 split, but the entire bench can be slid backwards and to increase legroom or bootspace.

While passengers in the back plenty of headroom, the tapered line cuts into the shoulder space, and gives a feel for taller occupants.

But the at which people normally whether they love or a Smart is when they get the wheel. The ForFour is the first in the firm’s history to have a manual gearbox, which a three-pedal set-up to those who get on with the clutchless transmission has split opinion in the rest of the

What’s more, the new manual has a and precise action, and is light and to use around town. Once on the it’s clear that the was keen to lose none of the of its other models.

The steering be too light for some, but A and B-roads no problems to the tidy-handling ForFour it’s no hot hatch, but the chassis is up to the standard of most rivals. Our car came with the entry-level 1.1-litre three-cylinder powerplant, and it a buzzy engine note and swift performance.

The good news is that the doesn’t seem to have the steep pricing of its siblings. Our model weighs in at £8,995, entry-level variants are available for £7,995. Far from corrupting the the ForFour shows that design hasn’t been

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