Similar to the current model, the new version will offer European buyers a range of gasoline and diesel engines as well as a pure EV. While the full line isn’t likely to make it overseas, the redesigned model will no doubt be available in the same gas and electric configurations as the North American market is currently used to.
As the spy photos show, the car will keep its uber tiny body, though this generation will spawn not just the Daimler-owned “Smart” badged version, but the one seen here with Renault styling. Specific details on exactly what will be new on the car aren’t available yet, but you should expect big changes.
With other cars entering the micro car market like the Chevrolet Spark ad Scion iQ, Daimler has a lot more to contend with than it did when the vehicles originally launched. Even larger cars are chomping at the bit to steal market share from the Smart line, which among other things was initially hailed for having excellent fuel economy.