Smart For-Us merges subcompact and pickup

December 9, 2011 12:00 AM

The Smart ForTwo is already quite a unique vehicle, as it's significantly smaller than most other models. However, the team behind the car isn't stopping there, and recently revealed sketches of a new concept called the Smart For-Us.

The For-Us takes the basic architecture of the electric ForTwo, which goes on sale next year, and adds a small pickup bed in the back. The wheelbase of the For-Us is longer than the ForTwo, but still signficantly shorter than traditional pickup trucks like the Ford F-150.

"We at Smart love pick-ups – if they are small on the outside, large on the inside, very safe and extremely comfortable," Smart CEO Dr. Annette Winkler told CNN. "With the Smart For-Us a petrol station is no longer required!"

The For-Us is still in the concept stages, and Smart has only revealed concept sketches thus far. However, the brand plans to introduce a working model at next month's Detroit International Auto Show.

Whether you own a Smart car or a full-size pickup, its important to keep up with auto maintenance if you want to stay on the road. Regular services like oil changes can help ensure that your vehicle lasts longer than average.

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