The smart fortwo gets reviewed by Vancouver car guy Zack Spencer

Driveway: Review for Smart Fortwo, Toyota Yaris, BMW’s ‘Techno Core’

This week, Zack Spencer takes a look at Smart's 2016 offering – a smooth and steady urban mini.

This week, Zack Spencer review the smart fortwo, while on assignment – with the help of maker Mercedes-Benz – in Portland, Oregon:

“Since Portland is already known for “keeping it weird” it was amazing to see just how much attention this little car got in a city littered with strangely coloured hair, far out fashion, trendy food trucks and more hipster beards than a lumberjack show.

“Over and over, the questions from passers-by asked if we were attending a Smart car convention. Perhaps not surprisingly given there were more than a dozen brightly coloured Smart cars buzzing around the city during the three-week media launch.”

You can read Zack’s full review of Smart’s 2016 offering – a “lifestyle choice”-type vehicle, which is currently in Portland’s Car2Go ride-sharing program – on DrivewayCanada.ca.

smart fortwo 2016

smart fortwo 2016

Toyota Yaris 2016

Driveway editor Keith Morgan reviews the brand-new Yaris from Toyota Sedan – “not your average subcompact car,” writes Morgan.

“It’s aggressively styled, equipped with premium features and tuned for driving fun.”

Read Keith’s full review of the 2016 Yaris on DrivewayCanada.ca.

Toyota Yaris 2016

toyota yaris

BMW 7 Series

On assignment in New York City – the “Big Apple” – Bob McHugh takes a look at BMW’s 2016 7 Series – “a sixth generation edition of the brand’s big, flagship sedan.”

“The new styling is another evolutionary step and still instantly recognizable as a BMW. Dimensionally this car is the same as the outgoing model, yet it has a radically new and innovative sub-structure.

“… Today, much is unique to the 7 series but, figuratively speaking, tomorrow it will spread through the range and the day after it will doubtless be coming to a car near you!

“The new 7 Series offers a showcase of the very latest technologies that BMW has to offer, combined with more advanced forms of technologies already available. Sadly, a novel driverless “self-parking” technology (controlled by the key fob and available in Europe) has not (yet) received Canadian regulatory approval. A similar (delayed approval) story also applies to a new adaptive LED headlight option.”

Read Bob’s full review of BMW’s 7 Series and its technological enhancements on DrivewayCanada.ca.

BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series

VIDEO: The BMW 7 Series – All You Need To Know, via BMW

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