September 28, 2006 Eight years after it was first launched, the iconic smart fortwo is about to be superceded. The new smart fortwo, which will be launched in the spring of 2007, will not be on show at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile this weekend as apparently the world premiere will take place some time later this year, at a location outside of the trade fair circuit. The Mercedes-owned company is dropping plenty of hints about what the new model will look like, releasing sketches of the new model this week and intimating via press release that a sand sculpture could be seen during the German beach volleyball championships that was closely based on the new model.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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