smart is set to be even more of a leading light with the arrival of the smart fortwo lightshine edition.
Based on the passion smart coupe model, the striking special edition emphasises the enhancements to the latest new generation smart fortwo and reaffirms the cdi model as the CO2 world champion for combustion engine vehicles.
The stunning exterior of the lightshine edition builds on the now standard colour coded front and rear aprons, sideskirts and filler cap of the new passion. Unique to the lightshine edition are the combination of light green matt body panels, LED daytime running lights, colour coded headlamp bezels, 'lightshine' badging and the new pulse 3-double spoke alloys in an exclusive paint finish.
As with the latest smart fortwo, the interior of the lightshine edition benefits from new upper dashboard and glovebox designs along with improved materials and new fabric patterns. The striking special edition also features the passion model's high line navigation system with a new larger touch screen, CD/DVD/SD functionality and iPod interface, while interior finishing touches include a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel with paddleshift gear change and floor mats with the 'lightshine' logo.
Only 86 of the smart fortwo lightshine edition will be produced for the UK and all will feature the groundbreaking 54bhp cdi engine. Using the softip transmission of the pulse, the lightshine edition emits just 86g/km CO2 - the lowest figure in the world for a combustion engine car.
"The smart fortwo lightshine edition epitomises the values of smart, the model offering an unrivalled fusion of eye-catching style, comfort and environmental compatibility in a fun-to-own and drive package," said Gary Savage, Managing Director, Mercedes Benz Cars.
"Based on the cdi, the lightshine edition demonstrates how the innovative brand continually evolves to meet customers' requirements, the special edition being the perfect choice for today's car buyers who wish to drive something that is both unique and entertaining but who do not wish to compromise on economy, practicality and affordability."
The smart fortwo lightshine edition is priced at £11,405 on-the-road.Published 12 January 2011