The Smart ForTwo Cabrio has been spied for the first time ahead of this year's expect reveal as a 2016MY.

The Smart ForTwo Cabrio has been spied for the first time ahead of this year's expect reveal as a 2016MY.

Spotted inside the development center in Stuttgart, the open-top ForTwo is just one of the many derivatives planned for the overhauled Smart lineup which will also include a similar version of the ForFour but that one will have a Fiat 500C-like retractable roof. The ForTwo Cabrio will continue with a electrically folding canvas top and manually removable side bars.

As you would imagine, the engine lineup will be sourced from its fixed roof sibling so there will be a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated motor with 71 HP (52 kW) and 91 Nm (67 lb-ft) of torque along with a beefier 0.9-liter turbo rated at 90 HP (66 kW) and 135 Nm (99 lb-ft). The regular ForTwo is also getting a Brabus version believed to come with the same turbo motor but uprated to around 120 HP (88 kW).

Other Smart models in the pipeline include a ForTwo EV and possibly a stretched ForFour set to be commercialized with the ForMore moniker. There are also talks about a tiny crossover but nothing is official at this point.

The Smart ForTwo Cabrio will likely be unveiled in the second half of 2015 and will go on sale as a 2016 model year.

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