Showing us what a re-design is really all about, Smart pulled the cover off their new Fortwo and Forfour micro car, due on our shores next year.
With all new styling, the new Smart cars have a more pugnacious look than before with what the company calls rhombic front lamps and U-shaped daytime driving lights.
It keeps the trademark color contrasting Tridion cell,body panels and grille treatment. A new Smart logo badge debuts this year too.
The big news is the new ForFour model which now provides a true four-door and four-passenger model to the line. Rear doors open a full 90 degrees for easy access to its new back seat.
In Europe, a number of engines and transmissions will be offered. For the States, we will most likely get only the top-of-the line power-plant which is a 90 horsepower .9 liter turbocharged three-cylinder.
This engine will now have an automatic start/stop system to save fuel and we will likely only get the twinamic six-speed dual clutch transmission in America as is the case now.
In Smart tradition, the new models will be available in 40 color combination options for exterior and interior customization, much like the Swatch watches which inspired the brand to begin with.