2015 smart fortwo With Lighter Camo Spotted in Sweden

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Just two days ago we were showing you the first ever spy photos of some pre-production prototypes of the upcoming second generation of the smart forfour, so today it's time to check up on its (even) smaller) brother, the fortwo.
The third generation of the smart fortwo will actually be launched a couple of months before its five-door sibling, and the lighter camouflage sported by the prototype in the adjacent images comes to support our theory.

As most of you know, both the fortwo and the forfour were developed together with Renault, part of the Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan cooperation agreement signed back in 2010.

That is precisely when the development for the car apparently started, according to the current CEO of smart – Annette Winkler – with the maker of lilliputian cars taking care of most of the engineering, while Renault providing the three-cylinder engines and some production capacity for the smart forfour.

Unlike the forfour, which will be manufactured alongside its twin (the Renault Twingo, ed) in Slovenia, the new fortwo will still be made in Hambach, France, just like all its predecessors.

Dimensions wise, the new fortwo will keep its length of 2.69 meters (105.9 inches), but will increase its width considerably in order to offer a more efficient interior room and better cornering stability.

Set to be unveiled sometime in the summer, the tiny city car should start hitting most smart showrooms starting this Fall, alongside the forfour. Expect an array of gasoline-fueled three-cylinder engines from Renault in both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged form, with an all-new electric drive version to follow afterwards.

Just like its predecessors, it will also sport a convertible version, with the top of the range model to feature a turbocharged 0.9-liter three-cylinder modified by Brabus, smart's official tuner.

If recent reports are corent, you can also expect a manual transmission for the very first time, with either a sequential or a double-clutch transmission as an option. On a personal note, we think that only the forfour will get the manual, with the tiny fortwo to keep its two pedals.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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