2017 Smart ForTwo is the Perfect Smart Car for Daily Commuters

2017-01-26T14:17:45+00:00January 26th, 2017|New Vehicles, smart|

With more and more people moving to big cities to be closer to their jobs, the 2017 Smart ForTwo is the perfect vehicle to reduce pollution and handle your daily commute.

For decades now we’ve been watching the growth of cities as the center for concentrated populations, congestion, traffic, and pollution. In response, many premium auto-brands have been investing in designing more compact electric vehicles. Some of the most reputable brands like Audi, Volkswagen, and Jaguar have recently entered the race and are doing impressive things. However, wouldn’t it make more sense to go with the brand that was involved in starting the movement and has been engineering hybrid and zero emission vehicles for nearly a decade? The Smart brand has been continually innovating and improving their designs since 2007 and the 2017 Smart ForTwo is the most exciting model yet.

Going Fully Electric with the 2017 Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo is the ideal car for electrification. The 2017 Smart ForTwo is the third generation of this conventional model and is, without a doubt, the most impressive yet. This vehicle is perfect for city-dwellers and commuters from the outskirts of the city. It is available in three versions to suit your spatial and style needs. The Smart ForTwo is the standard model, but if you need more room, there is the Smart ForFour, and if you enjoy the outside breeze there is the Smart ForTwo Cabrio, which is the convertible version.

In just two and a half hours of charging via a 240-volt source, the Smart ForTwo has the ability to travel for almost one hundred miles. Though the 2017 model of the Smart ForTwo will not change much aesthetically from its predecessors, nor in the category of interior technology, it is bringing to the table the most advanced lithium-ion battery that Smart has ever created.

The Smart ForTwo is perfect for drivers who are passionate about the environment and have pretty consistent daily driving habits. It is a reliable and modern-looking vehicle capable of making your daily commute to work, while eliminating your need for fuel money and reducing overall fuel emissions in your city. Visit Smart Center Santa Barbara where our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you figure out whether this car can meet your daily needs. Our selection of Smart car models varies, so if the Smart ForTwo is not for you, we will work to find the Smart car that suits your lifestyle.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Why You Should Be Excited for the Newest smart fortwo

2015-09-24T16:39:18+00:00September 24th, 2015|smart|

Smart drivers are anticipating many exciting updates to the latest 2016 model making this the most engaging smart car yet.

August, 2015 Santa Barbara, CA – The newest updates for the 2016 smart fortwo are will be available this fall and Santa Barbara Auto Group invites drivers to learn about the exciting features headed their way. Smart has always been dedicated to engineering vehicles that are functional and fun and this latest model is all of that and more.

“The gas powered smart fortwo continues to offer innovative safety and performance features and we expect drivers to be pleased with the latest updates,” shares Santa Barbara Auto Group General Manager, Duane Sanders.

One of the most notable updates include a new tridion safety cell that features a higher proportion of ultra-high strength steels and maximum multiphase steel. These technologies were designed by the Mercedes-Benz engineering team to offer the most impressive safety yet.

Buyers looking for a more dynamic driving experience will be pleased by the available five-speed manual transmission or the optional six-speed dual clutch twinamic transmission. Paired with a three-cylinder engine and brand new turbocharger, the smart fortwo now delivers even more spunk with 89hp.

Drivers may also appreciate the increased cabin space thanks to a chassis that is now 4 inches wider than before. This also provides greater stability and control on the road.

Santa Barbara Auto Group encourages interested drivers to stop by and learn about the latest technology, entertainment, and safety assist programs also available in the newest model. Fun, functional, and better than ever, the new smart fortwo is not to be missed!

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Smart Center Santa Barbara Shares smart Environmental Commitments

2013-04-17T08:42:15+00:00April 17th, 2013|smart|

Smart center Santa Barbara shares what makes the progressive company and the innovative car so unique. newthumb4x3

When people walk into smart center Santa Barbara, they can tell we are a unique team with a unique mission and product.  This special quality goes all the way back to our smartville facility in Germany where it is born and present in every aspect of the environment.  People know smartville is different just by driving by the facility.  The architects specified exterior surfaces to be made with Trespa, 80% of which comes from fast-growing European timber.  Materials like formaldehyde, CFC, and asbestos have been eliminated completely.  Furthermore, the entire complex is nestled in the green hills of the Lorraine region using ample green space like fields, meadows, and fruit tree orchards to more fully integrate smart with the environment.

Environmental Responsibility

At smart, every member of the team, from the production line technicians to the showroom staff and sales representatives, is dedicated to the same Environmental Policy:

“With our products, we are setting a milestone for environmentally compatible individual mobility.  Every day, we live an efficient and dynamic environmental management system that is aligned towards on-going improvement.”

Now, at smart center Santa Barbara, we understand that those can just be words or that we can really live with the spirit of that commitment.  We choose the spirit!  And then we back up that intention with rigorous independent examination.

The environmental management system at smartville was certified to DIN EN ISO 14001 standards in February of 1997 and annual internal and external audits ensure that this system is consistently applied.  Furthermore, the environmental policies at smart do not apply just to our company, but to our suppliers as well.  We want our suppliers to be environmentally smart too.  So the suppliers who have gathered in smartville work with us in an environmental protection workgroup to coordinate environmental efforts and set future strategies.  We live together as a smart community honoring the environment and our natural resources.

Recycling throughout the Life Cycle

Truly smart recycling doesn’t just happen after a car is used and ready for disposal.  It starts with the initial design concept and fits every component into a known “life cycle”.  So smart analyzed alternatives and chose recyclable synthetics for things like our dashboards and wheel house coverings.  We brainstormed how to reduce the number of components and how to assemble them responsibly.  Examples include the dashboard air system that was reduced from twenty separate pieces to one single molded part.  Even the exterior door panels can be easily changed and recycled.  When you own a smart car, you will find yourself pointing things like this out to your friends – they will become a part of your own environmental statement.

At smart center Santa Barbara, we are proud of our commitment to the environment and do our best to continue and encourage responsible processes throughout the industry.  We are excited to share the latest green innovations from smart and encourage California drivers to call, email, or stop by to learn more about the incredible smart fortwo.

About smart center Santa Barbara

At smart center Santa Barbara, customers can expect to receive the highest in customer service assistance.  Smart center Santa Barbara is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area, featuring a diverse array of smart cars.  Friendly and experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week to address customers’ needs and questions.  For more information about a smart fortwo or to schedule a test drive, please call, email, or visit the dealership.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.smartcentersantabarbara.com

Smart Center Santa Barbara Explores Green Practices at the smart Production Facility

2013-04-16T08:20:40+00:00April 16th, 2013|smart|

Smart center Santa Barbara shares environmentally friendly practices that make the smart fortwo a uniquely efficient choice for conscientious drivers. newthumb4x3

California drivers are often intrigued by the one-of-a-kind smart fortwo.  This eco-friendly car is produced at “smartville” in Hambach, France and continues to lay new ground rules for efficient and safe driving technology as well as responsible manufacturing and production processes.  Let’s take a moment to see what it is that makes this car so unique:

smart Engineering

From its initial conceptualization to today’s manufacturing, smart has adhered to strict Daimler environmental guidelines in an effort to protect the environment, reduce energy consumption and innovatively preserve our natural resources.  The “eco balance sheet” offers fascinating insights into the future, from the demands on raw materials to a projection of future waste. Each component is carefully considered and processes are aligned to reduce energy and waste in diverse and innovative ways.

smart Production

One unique aspect of the smart car is that the entire vehicle bodywork is coated rather than painted.  Powder coating uses 40% less energy than conventional painting methods with zero solvent emissions and no water consumption.  Powder “overspray” is collected and is also 98% reusable.  This is a great example of eco-friendly solutions that also provide excellent finish quality which our Santa Barbara customers appreciate.

smart Energy

If you are truly eco-friendly, your attitude stretches beyond the product itself to everything you do.  This is true in our smartville production center.  The engineers at smartville have analyzed and increased the thermal insulation of the buildings to minimize heat loss.  Excess heat generated from the injection molding machines is collected to heat the paint booths.  The facility even has its own natural gas fired thermal energy station that supplies hot water and electricity for the building.  Everything works in synchronicity – environmentally sound buildings, intelligent people, and one technologically advanced car.

smart Waste Management

At smart, everyone is a fanatic on waste.  Recycling is good, but the initial thought is always to avoid the waste in the first place.  So, smart works with suppliers to source parts in returnable containers.  When waste is unavoidable, smart makes sure it is collected, graded, analyzed, and recycled.

Thanks to the intentional green practices employed by smart, smart fortwo drivers and enthusiasts can rest assured that their purchase is a responsible one.  At smart center Santa Barbara, we are dedicated to supporting environmentally responsible practices and to providing the most enjoyable buying experience as we proudly share the smart fortwo with the world.

About smart center Santa Barbara

At smart center Santa Barbara, customers can expect to receive the highest in customer service assistance.  Smart center Santa Barbara is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area, featuring a diverse array of smart cars.  Friendly and experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week to address customers’ needs and questions.  For more information about a smart fortwo or to schedule a test drive, please call, email, or visit the dealership.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.smartcentersantabarbara.com