It’s been a few years since Paramore showed up to the MTV Video Music Awards in a Smart car, and the hype surrounding the city cay has died down a bit since then. The company provided a facelift for the 2012 Fortwo and a slew of special editions to ramp up sales, but that was only in preparation for the new and improved generation currently being tested.
Few details are known about the next Fortwo at this point, even with our latest spy shots, but what we do know is that the new city car will be developed in cooperation with Renault as a result of a previous agreement signed between Daimler, Renault, and Nissan in April 2010. This agreement includes a new platform - known as Project Edison - that will placed under three models: Smart ForTwo, the next ForFour, and the Renault Twingo. Nissan is also expected to develop a new city car featuring a rear-wheel-drive system.
As for the engine line-up, expect both petrol and diesel engines, with a new 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol power plant developed especially for this project.
The new generation Smart ForTwo is set to go on sale in 2014.