Just got back from Pender, NE where Blue Ox installed a baseplate, towbar and lighting on our 2012 Smart Car. This is our second Smart car and they are the simplest cars to tow 4 down. The only difference between the 08 and the 12 for towing is you now need a battery cutoff on the neg side of back. It took me all of 10 minutes to install it. Great little vehicle with great mpg, now if the mh it is pushing could get a third of the mpg I would really be happy.