Smart ForTwo Spy Photos Show Next Gen Mule

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Entering its third generation and built in partnership with French automaker Renault, spy photos of the next Smart ForTwo have just surfaced.

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.

GALLERY: 2014 Smart ForTwo spy photos

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • David David on Jan 15, 2013

    I hope this will be at least okay,unlike the substandard current model