Remember the Smart Fortwo your sister or even hairdresser used to drive? Well it is going to start looking a whole lot different as Smart will ditch the one-box silhouette everyone is so used to (and grown to love) for a one-and-half-box profile – simple! Insiders of Mercedes Benz have revealed that when the new model arrives in 2014 for contract hire bad credit Smart customers, it will look akin to the car pictured above.
The new look is distinguished by a bonnet that considerably longer as well as a being a lot wider. All the cosmetic changes isn’t just for aesthetics though, as the reason behind it is to give the car a class-leading impact protection as well as bigger cabin space making this an ideal choice for those using car finance plans.
The third generation Fortwo which is due for arrival in 2014 measures in at 2750mm in length and 1660mm in width; an 80mm and 100mm increase respectively.
Although the new bonnet is longer, the Fortwo will still have its engine mounted at the back with a rear-wheel drive setup – the RR setup many car makers deem as absurdly expensive.
The 799cc diesel engine will be ditched due to cost but the 0.9-liter petrol engine will still be available in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms.
Though the diesel is no more, a pure electric-powered Fortwo will be offered, complete with a 87bhp electric motor produced by Bosch combined with an Accumotive lithium ion battery pack. Automotive is a company which is partly owned by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes.
No other details of the new Fortwo are available. However it has been noted that the new Fortwo will have crashworthiness that equal the bigger superminis and will have a two-and-a-half seat interior layout like the Toyota iQ.
The upcoming Fortwo will make up part of the new range of Smart models which will also spawn new models that carry on the legacy of the Forfour that was discontinued. We might also see a mini off-roader inspired by the Formore – the concept that never saw the light of day as its development stalled in 2005.