The third generation Smart ForTwo was spied undergoing some last-minute testing in the Alps.

The third generation Smart ForTwo was spied undergoing some last-minute testing in the Alps.

At the end of May we saw a 2015 ForTwo prototype parked in Dubai and now another one was seen in the Alps looking like a cute oversized toy car. The vehicle will reportedly keep the current model's 2629mm overall length while 70 percent of all its components will be borrowed from the 2014 Renault Twingo.

Smart is still stubbornly hiding the design under a full body camouflage but chances are the styling will be heavily influenced by the 2011 ForVision concept. In one of the attached spy photos we also catch a glimpse at the interior which has a funky-looking three-spoke steering wheel with built-in controls for audio and telephony. We also notice the tachometer that has been moved from the central area near the A-pillar while the clock doesn't seem to be near it, indicating that Smart has probably decided to incorporate it into the dashboard for a cleaner look.

In terms of power, the 2015 Smart ForTwo will use Twingo's 3-cylinder 1.0-liter SCe naturally-aspirated engine with 70 PS (51 kW) and 91 Nm (67 lb-ft) as well as a 3-cylinder 0.9-liter TCe turbocharged motor outputting 90 PS (66 kW) and 135 Nm (100 lb-ft) channeled to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

Smart has already announced the third-gen ForTwo will go on sale in Europe before the end of the year while United States will get it in 2015.

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