2015 Smart Fortwo spy shots
Renault will be using the shared platform for its next Twingo, which it recently previewed in concept form. The French automaker will also be helping with production of some Smart variants. We say variants as Smart will once again offer a four-door Forfour model with the arrival of the new generation.
As this is a prototype, it gives us a glimpse at the new shape for the 2015 Fortwo. As for the styling, Smart’s latest Fourjoy concept points the way. Key details will be square-shaped lights, a honeycomb grille and a minimalist interior. A shot revealing part of the interior shows what appears to be a dash-mounted display, though it’s still too early to determine if this is just for testing equipment or if it will feature on the production version.
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The Smart plant in Hambach, France will be responsible for production of the two-door Fortwo we see here, while the Renault plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia will be the production base for the Forfour as well as the new Twingo. Note, Renault’s Japanese partner Nissan is also expected to launch its own model based on the new platform.
The respective launches of the jointly developed models were originally slated for this year but delays have pushed that date back to 2014. We’re likely to see the new Renault Twingo first, followed by the Fortwo and eventually the Forfour.
Stay tuned for updates as development continues.