Exterior styling shares much with the current car, but features subtle differences that give a cleaner look overall. The air intakes, grille and headlights have been changed to give the car more personality, while the wheel arches are more pronounced to give a sportier look.
The major news is under the hood. The current 0.7L engine has been upgraded with a 1.0L Mitsubishi unit that will develop between 70 and 90hp, however, the 0.8L diesel units remains the same. All engines will be mated to a sequential five-speeder. There are also rumours of an all electric Fortwo EV being released in Europe next year, followed by a US release in 2008. It’s likely to feature a 70kW motor that can manage a top speed of 70mph.