Smart is gearing up to launch a redesigned ForTwo and new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming model.

Smart is gearing up to launch a redesigned ForTwo and new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming model.

According to Autobild, the 2014 ForTwo will measure 2.69 meters (8.8 feet) long and be 10 cm (3.9 inches) wider than its predecessor. Despite the increased dimensions, the magazine says the car will have a 7.50 meter (24.6 feet) turning circle which is 1.25 meters (4.9 feet) shorter than its predecessor.

The extra width will result in a more accommodating cabin that will reportedly be equipped with colorful trim, a "huge" tachometer and a large touchscreen display. We can also expect additional storage compartments and a unique climate control system that has chrome-plated sliders.

The car will eventually be joined by a new ForFour that measures approximately 3.50 meters (11.4 feet) long. It is slated to have rear doors that open nearly 90 degrees to ease access to the rear seats.

Power will likely be provided by an assortment of three-cylinder engines which will be paired to a dual clutch automatic transmission. There have also been rumors about an electric variant which could use an 87 bhp (65 kW) electric motor.

 

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