From the looks of these spy shots, Daimler is hard at work on the 2014 Smart ForTwo, giving us our first look next generation of this micro car. With the partnership between Renault and Daimler finally coming to fruition, the Smart will likely share a platform with the Renault Twingo, and it will come in gasoline, diesel and electric variants.

In terms of styling, the test mule doesn't reveal much, but expect the new ForTwo to utilize some of the design cues introduced on recent concept vehicles like the 2011 ForVision Concept and the 2012 For-Us Concept. One thing we can see with this prototype is that the car appears to have gotten a little bigger with boxier proportions closer to the Scion iQ. Thanks to a bolted-on scoop on the rear part of the car's roof, we can tell that the 2014 ForTwo will continue to have its engine mounted in the rear.

For a release date, the production version of the new ForTwo appears to be heading to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, but we wouldn't be surprised to see another ForTwo-teasing Smart concept later this year.


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      Saab RedJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      The back end is the one of the Renault twingo. Either is Renault developing the smart or this is not a Smart.
        Jim
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Saab RedJ
        I think you're right-last I heard the new Fortwo is a joint venture between Mercedes and Renault.
      ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the formula should be a proper manual and a turbo 1.0L RR platform.
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        @ken
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          tump
          • 2 Years Ago
          SonataGuy1, the lack of a manual kept me from buying the current one.
          SatinSheetMetal
          • 2 Years Ago
          The lack of a manual stopped tump and maybe one other person from buying one. Those are profits that can't be ignored!
        Fixitfixitstop
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ken
        I prefer to drive stick, but if I was buying a city car, I'd want an automatic.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      For goodness sake, just bring it here with a proper diesel and start/stop! Having 50-60mpg would actually mean something for the company and bring in sales. I wish they would add another car to the line-up, these one car showrooms are pretty desperate looking at times. I also think the Brabus/AMG model should be available right out of the factory here to at least slightly widen the line-up.
      dee8817
      • 2 Years Ago
      Size was never an issue for me with the Smart Fortwo. The Transmission was a huge let down. If you ease your foot off the accelerator between ***** its not as bad, but its still way too jerky. Also the fact that it requires premium. If Smart gave it a proper gearbox and made the engine run on regular gas I would've bought one. I love the concept and the overall package of the car. Those down sides however were a deal breaker for me.
      mkenjalo
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a Renault. Look at the doors, the back end, and the badge up front!
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        Gordon Chen
        • 2 Years Ago
        It was not a great car when it came out. It was an embarassing transmission, it didn't return great fuel economy, it used premium gas, it was not fun to drive, where do I begin?
        tump
        • 2 Years Ago
        yes, we get it, you're a friggin' douchebag.
      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, that new roof rack is hot!!! I'll bet it can hold like 2 lunch boxes! WTF????? This "auto" is horrible!!! However, I'll bet it would be useful for mowing the lawn on the weekends.
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        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yeah, except for it isn't at all. Check the crash test ratings, it is safer than some C segment vehicles.
      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      For the love of God, stop making these " cars " !!!!!
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mike.mor
        Why? Why should they stop making them? There is a WHOLE WORLD outside of the US.
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          @NightFlight
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      chest rockwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      All other complaints aside (of which I have plenty), please fix the transmission! It is beyond me that someone could take one of these for a test drive and not complain about how terrible it is - nevermind pull out their wallets.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chest rockwell
        Their target audience doesn't test drive, in fact they neither like cars nor driving.
          Jim
          • 2 Years Ago
          @SatinSheetMetal
          Not true; the car has been around in Europe since 1998. One can hardly say Europeans as a whole don't test drive or enjoy cars and driving. There are also Smart enthusiast organizations here in the U.S.
      lowprofiling
      • 2 Years Ago
      I notice all the comments on this site are always so negative. Little people making little comments. I have a Smart and love it. I also have a Z06 and a new JK Unlimited with 37's so i am not imune to manly vehicles. I drive the Smart most of the time.
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