Next-gen Smart ForTwo spy shot during cold-weather testingSmart is continuing to test its upcoming ForFour (seen above) model and the replacement for the ForTwo (pictured at the right), this time doing some cold-weather work in Sweden.

As we've reported previously, the ForFour is an all-new vehicle, and it will have more in common with the smaller ForTwo than the short-lived last model that was co-developed with Mitsubishi. This ForFour is instead a collaborative project with Renault, and could spawn what will ultimately become the new Renault Twingo. Some reports have it that Renault is no longer interested in the Smart partnership, but the fact that these testers were wearing French plates and were spotted caravanning with a French-registered Dacia Duster adds a bit of circumstantial evidence that the match is intact.

The new ForTwo was also spied in these snowy environs. The two-seater is expected to be ready to roll before the ForFour – likely coming to market in 2014. The ForFour, meanwhile, might not show up until 2015.

Take a closer look at the ForFour and the ForTwo, in our galleries of spied photos.


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      lostjr123
      • 1 Year Ago
      I recently walked the three blocks up to the top of the hill I live on in San Francisco. Each of the three blocks had a smart parked like the one in this link - in a space between two driveways where nothing bigger would fit. Street parking is extremely difficult in most parts of the city. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnriley/8444783294/
      express2day
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Scion iQ.
      RJC
      • 1 Year Ago
      A well equipped compact car for 4 people, like a Fiat 500?
      cgm9999
      • 1 Year Ago
      I simply cannot believe that Smart is still in business. Seriously, it's only a matter of time before people realize that with a Smart, you're buying an incredibly small, impractical car that's not only less safe than it's larger compact competitors, but more expensive, less fuel efficient, and harder to service. Who buys these things? People so gullible that they actually think that the name of the company says anything relevant about their product or consumers?
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cgm9999
        The US gets the worst engine available in the Smart. The turbocharged petrol and diesels are the most popular.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cgm9999
        I have no idea why most people buy them. However, in Europe they get significantly better gas mileage than in the US, so it at least makes more sense there. Also it could make sense if you wanted a city car whose most important feature was ease of parallel parking.
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cgm9999
        For someone who has allegedly lived all over Europe, I'm rather surprised you've asked the question. The ForTwos appeal has always been one of parking ease in the major congested cities, and it takes direct aim of the European adoration of small, chic runabouts. And when you're dealing with the sort of congestion European cities face, you're not going to be too worried about the prospect of a 60mph collision either.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dead brand walking that only sold 30 cars in Canada last month.
      Spec
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like the Chevy Spark.
      Mudotaku
      • 1 Year Ago
      forfour looks like a Renault Twingo.
      John P
      • 1 Year Ago
      Egad...a Twingo with a funny nose-since the smart forTwo is manufactured in France...and the 2 seater was basically a make work project for Alsace- Lorraine, maybe there has always been a genetic connection. Twingo much more fun than Smart42.
      Mxpress
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somebody at Smart thought: I got it! Lets cut two Renault Twingo, one weld it to the back of a Clio and the other to the back of a Smart… Add some paint and logos and tadaa! Expensive little cars!! (everyone in the room stands and claps)
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      So did they ditch that whole safety cage concept? From the pictures it looks like a regular tiny car without the cage showing along the edges.
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        Tanja
        • 1 Year Ago
        hi Reggie, this is the first gen fortwo, the newer models are way bigger. http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Fmox8TYDU50/UR6jsadI9iI/AAAAAAAAFzg/lE_k-jhT_ZM/s720/photo-11-a648b77c-1.jpg http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TzXAJaleeNo/UR6jsTrvw8I/AAAAAAAAFzc/2pTbbQcoIsI/s720/photo-10-486ad198.jpg http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p95kAw0TyRo/UR6jrmJjFoI/AAAAAAAAFzU/6K2rJA8TtjM/s720/photo-8-d7d50541.jpg
      stefan.trommer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry but I doubt that this will be the next smart fortwo. It looks more like a short Renault Twingo and maybe the next gen Twingo alongside. What makes us think this would have something to do with smart especially if the collaboration is meant to be off AND a Duster in company?
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