Model 2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour presented recently in Berlin. These two cars represent a new beginning for Smart, which has always been registering losses. This especially applies to the Forfour, which was in production only three years, from 2004-2006, and then shut down because of a disappointing sales. Global sales never exceeded the limit of 100 000 vehicles per year, although plans were much higher. Because of all this, the model 2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour is expected to significantly improve this result.
2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour redesign
What is characteristic for the 2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour is to provide a rear engine and rear-wheel drive in order to use the space, but also to save on costs because Renault has used an identical strategy on Twingo. However, some things have not changed, so the 2015 Fortwo kept its design from the profile still provides two doors and two seats.
The 2015 Forfour offers a line of identical design, but also the back door. In this way, Smart wants to expand the list of potential buyers who were mostly single people to families with young children. With the 2015 Forfour gets the space in the back while the small dimensions allow for easier penetration through the city traffic and easier parking. To design made sure Kai Sieber, who recently also designed the new Mercedes V-Class and the final lines are quite appealing for the class, although it is clear that the profile Fortwo is still a lot like its predecessor. The front part is inspired Forjoy concept, a Smart is not hiding and that many lines borrowed from the Toyota iQ.
2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour engine
The engine range is based on three 1.0L I3 engine, and weathering of 59 hp and 70 hp, and there is a turbo version with 89 hp. The offer should be extended with a new turbo engine of 898 cc and 110 hp, which is considered the successor to the Brabus. There is a possibility that the 2016 debut of the electric version. All engines will provide a standard five-speed manual transmission with an optional automatic six-speed. What was one of the problems of Smart’s passenger safety. The new 2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour, in the words of the German manufacturer sure as many larger cars.
2015 Smart Fortwo & Forfour release date and price
The 2015 Smart Fortwo should start selling by the end of the year with a starting price of 14,000 euros (about 19,000 dollars). Price for the 2015 model Forfour will be higher by about 1,000 euros (1,400 dollars). Smart has high expectations for both cars, and if they do not justify big investments, Daimler could start to think about the possible closure of the company