Daimler has been keeping a tight lid on the next generation of its Smart cars, with only a few sightings of test cars and few details about what the new models will look like. The company dropped a huge hint recently in the form of a video that Smart uploaded onto the Internet.
The video shows how some of the basic shapes of the Smart ForTwo have been altered. For example, the car’s “smile” or front end has been made to look boxier than the current generation. Hexagons will play a huge part in the car’s new design.
Of course, not only is a new generation of the Smart Fortwo launching, the company is also preparing to unleash the much-anticipated Forfour. As you can deduce from the name, it will be a four-seater vehicle, promising to bring a little more practicality to the Smart line.
From the video, the public also learns that the new vehicles will continue to use the controversial Tridion safety cell, which should surprise nobody. The cars also will have a two-box side profile instead of the current single box. Exactly what the cars will look like in the end is hard to say, considering the video throws in a little bit from every concept Smart in the past couple of years or so.
The official unveiling of the Smart Fortwo and Forfour will take place at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which is set for October. The models share their architecture and engines with the new Renault Twingo. That means that having a choice between a naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engine is a likely reality when the new cars hit the market.