Daimler’s Smart brand is set to launch a new model variant with micro hybrid drive (mhd) technology and enhanced equipment levels.

From November, 61hp and 71hp versions of the Smart Fortwo will feature micro hybrid drive as standard, which is an automatic start/stop start function helping to provide significant savings in terms of both fuel economy and emissions.

The Smart mhd models return fuel savings of up to 24% and lower CO2 emissions to 103 grams per kilometre.

The micro hybrid variant is available as a coupe and a cabrio and is priced from GBP7,060 on the road.