smart has updated its striking fortwo coupé city car for 2015, making a significant number of enhancements to modernise the vehicle and offer urban motorists even more for their money. Changes are found inside and out, and they serve to help the manufacturer retain its status as a leader in the segment. The fortwo is the smaller sibling of the forfour, designed (as the name suggests) for the driver and a single passenger.
The new generation has a contemporary design, featuring a reworked mesh front grille, leaf-shaped headlamps and square tail-lights. The contrast coloured Tridion safety cell has been retained, and you have a choice of around 40 different combinations of body and safety cell colours to personalise the finish. There’s been a complete redesign inside, with a futuristic hi-tech mesh on the doors and dashboard among the most notable stylistic changes. Again there are contrasting colours to help distinguish the car from its rivals, with smooth curves and circular vents giving the cabin a fluid look. With a clear focus on design, there has been no compromise on quality, and the model’s surfaces and controls feel robust to the touch.
To equip the vehicle, you have a choice of three trim grades: Passion, Prime and Proxy. The standard offering includes electric windows, an advanced trip computer and cruise control, while the top-end model arrives with a 3.5-inch colour display, heated seats, satellite navigation and integration with smartphones. Affordability is a big part of the fortwo’s appeal, and this relates to more than simply the generous equipment levels. This city-friendly model is available with a choice of clean yet energetic engines, ranging from a 59bhp petrol to a 70bhp 1.0-litre unit and 89bhp 900cc turbo. With CO2 emissions below 100g/km, the car qualifies for zero road tax, and impressive fuel economy above 70mpg means fewer stops at the pumps and reduced running costs.
For a smoother ride, the brand has added a new suspension set-up, while the transmission has also been revised for greater responsiveness. For safety, you can’t miss the Tridion safety cell highlighted on the outside, which absorbs impact energy to keep you and your passenger safe should a collision occur. In the latest fortwo, it’s complemented by crosswind assist as standard, plus optional forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist.
To fully discover all the benefits of choosing this open-top urban explorer, contact the friendly teams at our smart dealerships in Sheffield or York and arrange a test drive at a time that suits you.