Spotted just after the Frankfurt Motor Show, our spy photographers grabbed some shots of this test mule for Smart’s upcoming redesigned ForTwo.
If it looks a little big, that’s because it is. What you’re looking at is a test mule, made from the Smart ForFour, which is actually hiding new ForTwo goodies beneath its sheet metal and plastic cladding.
The upcoming Smart ForTwo will in fact use a shortened version of the ForFour platform, which will also be used by the new Renault Twingo. Look closely and you’ll spot the Renault-looking rear end, despite the smart front bumper. All three cars are expected to have a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. The vehicles are also expected to use a Renault-sourced three cylinder engine which uses direct injection to make 105-hp.
Smart debuted an electric concept vehicle at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, so don’t be surprised if the company offers an electric variant of the next generation ForTwo.
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