The car has a more dynamic look and sports a larger radiator grille, newly-designed front aprons, LED daytime driving lights, muscular side skirts and revamped rear aprons.
“The The way in which the fortwo now displays the smart logo more prominently stands for the brand’s new self-confidence,” says smart boss Dr Annette Winkler. “The smart fortwo has long become an icon that is a defining feature of urban traffic throughout the world.”
The chrome-coloured logo is now positioned in the black radiator grille. The air inlets under the number plate have been combined, giving a bolder appearance. The new, optionally available LED daytime driving lights are now arranged horizontally. There is also a choice of three new alloy wheels: the smart fortwo passion comes with a new nine-spoke alloy wheel; two additional alloy wheels fitted with wide tyres and featuring a three-spoke and three-twin-spoke design respectively round off the range.
The choice of colours comprises seven options, including matt anthracite for the first time. The smart fortwo Brabus Xclusive is now also optionally available in white. In addition to the three soft top colours for the smart cabrio which were previously available from the smart programme (black, red, blue), the smart Brabus tailor made programme offers six other soft top colours.
While the main focus of this facelift is on the exterior, there are changes inside the car, too. These include a new, high-quality interior package in crystal grey, comprising a fresh leather/fabric combination for the seats, an imitation leather/fabric mix for the door trims and black imitation leather for the instrument panel in combination with a grey knee pad.
The pulse and passion equipment lines are generally more colourful options than the basic pure model. pulse and passion highlight the frame of the front grille and the rear trim strip in silver, for example, while the front spoiler, side skirts and rear apron are painted in the car’s exterior colour. The door mirror caps are finished in the tridion colour. On the smart pure, these components are black.
The five lines – pure, pulse, passion, BRABUS and BRABUS Xclusive – are to be retained. Similarly, the smart fortwo will continue to be available as a coupé and cabrio version and with six engine and motor variants. The spectrum ranges from the particularly environment-friendly electric power train in the fortwo electric drive and the efficient micro hybrid petrol engine through the powerful turbo petrol engine to the fuel-efficient cdi turbodiesel. Prices begin at €10,275 (£8,536) for the smartfortwo 45 kW mhd pure.