When the next generation Smart fortwo is unveiled, its proportions will be growing to help improve both safety, and passenger usability.
The new city car is expected to be revealed sometime this year and will have a longer hood, and be significantly wider, with the new length pegged at around 2,750mm, while the width is set to increase by over 100mm to 1660mm. The added length is supposed to improve the Smart’s safety considerably, trying to make sure it stays competitive with other small city cars like the Scion iQ.
The same 0.9-liter three-cylinder that powers today’s fortwo is expected to remain, and can be had either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. It will still be fitted in the rear end of the car, and send power to the rear wheels. The smaller three-cylinder diesel engine is expected to be axed, and will be replaced by the new all-electric version of the fortwo.
Design wise, the fortwo may borrow from 2011′s forvision concept car (seen above), which originally debuted at Frankfurt Motor Show.