2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio Spy Shots

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2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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These are our first spy shots of a prototype for the new Smart ForTwo Cabrio based on the third generation of the Daimler minicar. The ForTwo coupe as well as a new generation of the ForFour were unveiled last summer and at present only the new ForTwo coupe has been confirmed for the U.S. market; it’s slated to arrive later this year as a 2016 model. We’ll almost certainly get this ForTwo Cabrio as well, and possibly a sporty ForTwo Brabus also in the works and a new generation of the ForTwo Electric Drive.

As the latest spy shots reveal, the new ForTwo Cabrio will feature a similar soft-top roof and rear window design as the previous-generation model. This means we can expect a powered soft-top roof that rolls back on rails above the doors, similar to that of the Fiat 500c Cabrio. Otherwise, the new ForTwo Cabrio should be much the same as the new ForTwo coupe.

2016 Smart ForFour - 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Smart ForFour - 2014 Paris Auto Show

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2016 Smart Fortwo - 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Smart Fortwo - 2014 Paris Auto Show

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2016 Smart Fortwo - 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Smart Fortwo - 2014 Paris Auto Show

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While buyers of the new ForTwo in other markets will have a choice between three three-cylinder engines initially, all of them gasoline units, in the U.S. we’ll only get a single unit, good for 90 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque. That engine will be mated to either a five-speed manual or an all-new dual-clutch transmission called a Twinamic.

Look for a debut of the new ForTwo Cabrio at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. We should see the car arrive in showrooms alongside the new ForTwo coupe towards the end of the year.

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