After four years out on the streets, the Smart ForTwo deserves a new generation model. To their credit, Daimler is preparing to accommodate with the debut of their new ForVision Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new concept vehicle is intended to show two things: the new design direction that Smart is undertaking and new technologies that the company is readying for their future models. The latter was made possible by Smart’s collaboration with BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, in the development of several advanced technologies that will be used on the concept and any other future models that could follow suit.

For this particular model - the second Smart concept to come out this year after the ForSpeed - the whole idea was to build a platform for future vehicles. Among the new materials that were built into the car with the idea of future production use include revolutionary plastic wheels and carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy resin for the doors and the passenger compartment. The latter allows the car to reduce up to 50% of its weight compared to steel and 30% when compared to aluminum. The ForVision Concept also carries a solar roof that provides an alternative source of energy for the concept’s electric drivetrain.

Since the ForVision Concept is still, well, a concept, expect the production version to be a little more attuned to the times. That’s not to say that it won’t carry all of the features of the concept version; it’s just that as far as concept-based production vehicles are concerned, it’s probably to temper expectations on the car.


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  (333) posted on 01.13.2012

Hybrid Cars are famous for its sophisticated looks and outstanding designs, but this one is much different than the others. This my first time to see this kind of Volkswagen car. Anyone who could see this car would probably say its really super cute! i want to see this cute car in real.

  (594) posted on 10.25.2011

It is one of the cutest compact cars that I saw nowadays but too bad if they really don’t have any plan to put this one on the market. smiley Anyway, I wonder if what will be the figure performance of it?

  (248) posted on 10.24.2011

I doubt if they really put this one on the market, don’t expect it guys, you will just get so disappointed on it. Alas! It is really cute on that platform, and I would love also to have it for myself.

  (831) posted on 10.19.2011

I wonder if they really had a plan to put this one on the market? Hmm, they are right that it had some futuristic touch, and it is absolutely looks so cute on its platform and very striking on every detailing of it.

  (532) posted on 10.6.2011

This concept is really so cute, but I also believe that they don’t have any plan to put this one production but I just keep on hoping that the manufacturer of this car would change their mind. smiley

  (858) posted on 09.26.2011

I’ve seen similar car like this in japan, though this look different somehow. Frankly speaking, this has more innovative designs and total package of high technology car. Very nice.

  (317) posted on 09.21.2011

The design of this are so cute, it looks like janitor fish. I think that this combines a modern and classic type of cars.

  (337) posted on 09.21.2011

Hahaha, the design of the body on this concept seems they crumpled it first or its just that the automaker was so tired already? Kidding aside, it is really cute.

  (342) posted on 09.16.2011

I would love to collect this kind of pretty car. So cute, all angles are perfect inside and out.

  (287) posted on 09.16.2011

Impressive a style of car! The style of the car is unique. This my first time to see this kind of Volkswagen car. The gold and silver color is great combination for this car and also the rims are also good.

  (526) posted on 09.16.2011

So cute! This kind of car is what I really love to see on the road, hahaha I want to ask this, is smart have a plan to put this one on production?

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