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Even more smart with the new Fortwo
smart fans get their first glimpse of the
eagerly awaited new smart fortwo, with the release of photographs to
coincide with the World Premiere. To be launched in the
UK in autumn 2007, the new smart fortwo is even more comfortable, even
more agile, even safer and even more ecological than its predecessor.
The new car has a
fresh, more masculine appearance, but retains its unmistakably iconic
look. The striking tridion safety cell that is also one of the main
safety features, and the innovative but practical plastic bodypanels,
are still an essential part of the car that has become a familiar sight
on British roads.
The new smart fortwo
has re-engineered, uprated petrol engines and is slightly larger in size
to a 1.0 litre. The will be a more efficient start-stop version
later next year but Green Car Comparison site recommends the
diesel engine producing only 90g/km and returns 81mpg.
The 19.5 cm (7 inch)
increase in length has been used to give even better pedestrian safety
and rear impact protection, as well as improved ride comfort. The car has a newly
developed transmission system, with five gears, which offers
considerable advantages in terms of comfort, fuel economy and driving
The smart fortwo
cabrio's electric soft top is just one example of the enhanced comfort
in the cabin. It is now fully automatic and can be infinitely adjusted
to any position. This means that the rear part, too, can be opened to
the final position and closed again at the touch of a button.
The familiar equipment
lines will continue to be available; pure, pulse and passion. UK
pricing and specification to be announced nearer to the launch date.