PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 June, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 June, 2005, 12:00am

Smart ForFour Passion: A five-door, four-seater

What drives it? A 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, 109-brake-horsepower engine with a five-speed Tiptronic gearbox; four seats; five doors; front-wheel drive; and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering on 15-inch rims.

How fast is it? Not bad: 0-100km/h in 11.7 seconds; tops at 190km/h

How safe is it? Front and side airbags, with side-impact protection bars and traction control.

How thirsty is it? 5.8 litres per 100km (town/rural) on a 47-litre tank.

What it tells us about you: You flaunt brands, but hug trees on the quiet.

Available: For $172,000 at Smart Hong Kong (tel: 2895 7322)