Smart is just about ready to launch the all-new generations of the Fortwo and Forfour. It might be hard to get excited for a car with such a mixed reputation, but the company has high expectations for the updated models. In a new video, Smart teases some nearly final prototypes during arctic testing in Sweden.

Both new vehicles share a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive platform with the new Renault Twingo in Europe. The models in the video look quite tiny, and that isn't an optical illusion. Both cars are reportedly smaller than their predecessors. Even the already minuscule Fortwo is supposedly about six inches shorter than the original.

Both of them are rumored to go on sale sometime later this year, and even the Smart chief engineer in the video says, "The car is ready to be launched." Unfortunately, we probably won't get both models stateside. While the new Fortwo will come to the US, the Forfour likely won't make it here. Scroll down to get an early look at the next generation versions sliding around in the snow and ice.


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      Lachmund
      • 7 Months Ago
      I get the feeling they ruined the iconic look with this new nose. We'll see.
      Neutral President
      • 7 Months Ago
      I think they're crazy not to bring over the forfour.
      Travis C. Vasconcelo
      • 7 Months Ago
      So why aren't the US consumers getting the ForFour? It amazes me that MB really thinks that the US consumer wouldn't be interested in this car. We have several 4 door micro cars already. It would seem that MB would want it's new car to compete and excel in the market place. Having both variants would do that. Or is this some scheme to look bad in the US market and create an exit strategy?
      icharlie
      • 7 Months Ago
      The best thing they could do for this car is to change out the transmission. I'm not a huge CVT fan, but anything would be better than the crap automatic it has now.
      Andrew
      • 7 Months Ago
      Stupid if you want a quality small car go yo your local Chevy dealer and check out the Spark it's the best small car you can buy bar none
        superlightv12
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        Mazda 2 kicks them all to the curb. Especially the next one.
        Lachmund
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        But then you would end up with a Chevy.
        Koenigsegg
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        Really though why would i drive around with useless backseats and an ugly exterior? I got style and the spark does not have that, the smart on the other hand does and is way more fun to drive. I always laugh whenever i see a spark, and i smile whenever i see a smart.
        Koenigsegg
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        LOL spark is absolutely hideous, Smart Car has style/looks good, its a mini go kart made by Mercedes-Benz, and is one of the funnest cars you can drive, especially the electric drive
        RJN
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        One doesn't buy a smart when one needs a budget small car. smart is fun, cool and a premium product and a Chevy Spark is a very good utilitarian transport tool. Comparing a smart to a Spark is like comparing a Mercedes SLK to a Chevy Malibu - Malibu also has more room and is cheaper...
        Montie
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        More room, better fuel economy, a backseat, an actual transmission. Why would you choose a For2 over the Spark? Spark is better.
        Rochester
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        I really dislike Chevy, but Andrew is right... the Spark is a better car than this silly import. But I strongly suspect that people who buy the ForTwo have more rationalizations than priorities.
          tump
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Rochester
          The Spark is TOO BIG. I know it sounds crazy, but welcome to San Francisco.
      RomanM
      • 7 Months Ago
      This car is probably the easiest to improve! Everything about it is in sub-par territory in its own class! Acceleration, stability, road handling, comfort, even gas mileage are abysmal.
      Koenigsegg
      • 7 Months Ago
      the ladies also love the smart... believe it or not.
      Andrew
      • 7 Months Ago
      Stupid if you want a quality small car go yo your local Chevy dealer and check out the Spark it's the best small car you can buy bar none
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