Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Smart Forvision Concept




This looks like a preview of the next Smart Fortwo.
Which could come out in less than a couple of years.

Smart does need something new. Anything...
It looks fine to me, for a Smart. Except for the weird surface treatment on the doors, that make the car look like it was in ann accident.

And they do need something that also gets better mileage.
Currently, the model offered in the US is rated at 41HWy and 33 City. Which isn't really good at all for such a small car.
What they need is to make this an electric car. Or at least a hybrid. I got over 50 MPG on the freeway with a Golf TDI. And 32/33 in the city.
And man larger cars do get 40 HWY.

It's time for something much better from Smart...

5 comments:

el_monty said...

I'm all for originality in bodywork surfacing, but those sides are just ridiculous. Also, they have nothing to do with the styling of the rest of the car. I just can't understand what was going on in the designers' heads when they did that.
And regarding the Smart being electric or hybrid, I think it was obvious form the get-go that that was the way to do it. In fact, that's how Swatch CEO Nicholas Hayek originally conceived it, and he repeatedly protested Daimler's decision of using a conventional engine. The Smart car could have been a lot further ahead of its time if they had listened to him. Now it needs to make up for the lost time.

Otto said...

Very CLS-esque surfacing and lighting shapes.. looks like M-B is finally embracing the Smart. Too bad all that detail on such a small form makes it look like ass..

SalvatoreBellomo said...

I think it looks great. The weird treatment on the doors seems to be they're way of linking it to the MB parent company. Very busy, though w out a doubt probably helps in-crease (Pun intended) side impact durability

youareuniquelikeeveryoneelse said...

Way overstyled for such a small car. The overall effect is that of a midget wearing cheap jewelry in a wrinkled shirt

FusioptimaSX said...

It better NOT take premium only this time around.