In the U.S., we've come to know the Smart brand just for its ForTwo, but other markets have seen a wider variety of models from the Daimler brand including the Smart ForFour that was produced from 2004 through 2006. This bigger vehicle from Smart added two extra doors and a rear seat for some passenger space. While we've already seen spy photos for the next ForTwo, judging by these spy shots of a stretched-wheelbase test mule, Smart is hard at work developing a next-generation ForFour as well.

Although the previous ForFour was a result of a collaboration between Daimler and Mitsubishi, the new model is going to be a venture between Daimler and Nissan/Renault. Under the Penske ownership, it was announced that the new Smart B-segment car would be based on the Nissan Micra (which was later scrapped), but we hear that this car will actually ride on a new platform that will eventually be the basis for the next Renault Twingo. Like the current and upcoming ForTwo, the 2015 ForFour will be a rear-engine/rear-wheel-drive car.

While we don't have any information as to what will power the new Smart ForFour, we can almost guarantee that it (along with the new ForTwo) will have a styling that will be very similar to recent Smart concept cars like the ForStars, For-Us and ForVision. The new ForTwo is expected to go on sale in 2014 with the bigger ForFour hitting dealers a year later.

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      Luka Zupančič
      • 2 Years Ago
      The next Renault Twingo and Smart ForFour will share the same platform and will be built in the same factory in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. That's why this test car looks like a Twingo, because it is.
      American Refugee
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks to have the same proportions as the 107/C1/Aygo five door models.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Minus the funky thing on the roof does it remind anyone of the original mini?
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 2 Years Ago
      Er, do they even need that camo?
      • 2 Years Ago
      The real question is, does anyone give a ****?
      Austin Bono
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow! That is the ugliest car i have ever seen! I take just about any 2 door coupe or hatchback over that goofy little closet on wheels
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Austin Bono
        It is a test mule, hacked out of existing parts. This test mule is mostly made out of the Renault Twingo that is currently on sale in Europe.
      Spyder 8
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe it works in Europe, but this car has been a dud from day one!!! There are so many other better designs to choose from at that price point and with much better mpg!! Kill it with fire and start over!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spyder 8
        I guess you don't even understand what this car was designed to do. It is a city car, not a B segment vehicle. B segment vehicles are NOT city cars.
          • 2 Years Ago
          But even realizing it as a city car does not excuse the horrible transmission and the poor fuel economy.
      Pinho Castro
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a Renault Twingo!!!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Pinho Castro
        It's a Renault Twingo... MULE. It says so in the article.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Pinho Castro
        That's exactly what I thought! This is either a test mule or Smart's challenging China at the copycat game.
          • 2 Years Ago
          If you knew your stuff, you'd know that the next Twingo will be twinned with the ForFour under a new JV - indeed, the article even mentions it.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This time can we see one that gets above 33mpg? That is beyond pathetic.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring it here with a diesel, it will do much better than the current Smart. Also, why don't they bring back the Smart Roadster? That was the best car they ever made...
      • 2 Years Ago
      What year is it again? This is getting ridiculous...
      Julio B
      • 2 Years Ago
      That thing is uglier than an anvil to the balls!
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