• Mar 18, 2009
13 people in a smart fortwo – Click above for small image gallery

Almost a year ago, 13 people squeezed into a smart fortwo. Yes, they were gymnasts. It might someday be easier to fit more than two people in a fortwo if plans to make a longer version of the most diminutive production car sold in the U.S. come to fruition. Smart head Anders-Sundt Jensen has confirmed rumors with Automotive News that an extended wheelbase could allow for 2+1 or 2+2 seating. Looks like pressure from the Toyota iQ and the VW up! is having an effect.

What might these new smart models be called? Go ahead, take a guess. Names like forone, forthree and forfour "are being discussed," AN writes, but as regulars may recall, AutoExpress thinks a four-door model could be called fortwo +2. A new model would likely look more like the current smart than the Colt-like smart ForFour that was sold from 2004-2006. The next-gen smart model is supposed to be revealed by next year's Geneva Motor Show, so we'll hopefully know more by then.

[Source: Automotive News, sub. req'd]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope that the smar roadster returns to the line of production, the forfour was nice but the roadster is in other level.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Roadster, although nice, was way too expensive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Argh! My comment disappeared!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of course a bigger Smart is coming!!!! Fat Americans can't fit in the small one! DUH!
      • 5 Years Ago
      There was already a Forfour but they discontinued it a few years ago.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope that wasn't in France.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Instead of building bigger "smarts"..how about correcting the original flaws in the initial concept. Maybe this time the Dark Star will realize that this transportation device should have been built with FRONT WHEEL DRIVE from the start. Then get rid of the goofy suspension geometry, the herky-jerky transmission, the scootery/mousey Mitsubishi motor and get a 5 star crash rating-then you'll have a Scion/Toyota IQ-a smarter idea... and yes- Roger Penske is merely mortal and he bought a bunch of German/Swiss/French baloney. Caveat Emptor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What about the dumb forall?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Daimler never learns anything.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll take the gals!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is that Nastia Liukin on the left?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Superman - you can have the porky one the right side of the picture.

        I'm sure all the other gymnasts were like "Oh no, who invited Clare?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, but we still rule the world. mwa hahahahahaha ahahaa ahahaha ahahahahah ahaha AHAHA AHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHA OBAMA!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Except that the forfour was an actual "smart" car and sold so poorly that it was pulled off the market quite shortly. There was also a formore, and that sold even worse.
      I think Daimler should just do drastic improvements on the terrible fortwo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There was never a formore. It was cancelled at the development stage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now there's a smart I wouldn't mind being seen in.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ha! me +12 gymnasts = DEAL
      • 5 Years Ago
      How about a CUV, the Smart ForPlay
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