2015 Smart ForTwo Heads to Arctic Circle for Winter Testing

By | May 06, 2014
The next-generation Smart ForTwo will hit the U.S. market by August 2015, but before it arrives, the automaker is taking the car out for winter testing in the Arctic Circle. Disguised prototypes of the 2015 Smart ForTwo and the larger ForFour underwent testing to see not only how they ride and handle in the snow, but also how their electronic systems hold up. According to Markus Riedel, chief engineer for Smart, the cars made the grade and are ready for launch. While the new Smart cars will share engines and a platform with the Renault Twingo, they will come with unique styling. We see that the Smart ForTwo has a newly restyled front end and redesigned lights compared to the previous generation. The new ForFour, which won't make it to the U.S., adopts a similar look but adds two extra doors. We expect the new Smart cars to make their debut at an auto show later this year. In the meantime, check out the video to see the new Smart cars in the snow. From what we can see, it looks like the next-gen Smart will be a lot more fun to drive than the current version. Fingers crossed! Source: Smart via YouTube