A mule of the next-gen Smart ForTwo has been spied recently by our photographers.

The 2014 ForTwo will retain its RWD layout but will share its platform with the 2014 Renault Twingo. No news right now about engine lineup but will probably include a 64 hp (48 kW) two-cylinder gasoline unit and an electric powertrain generating 87 hp (65 kW). The styling is expected to include bigger headlights, a perforated front grille and a Tridion Safety cell, while the interior cabin should boast a removable navigation system.

Smart also plans on launching the ForTwo+2 which will ride on the same platform but feature an elongated wheelbase and rear doors. Its design will be similar to the regular model and could be offered with a more powerful 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine producing 84 hp (63 kW) and 104 hp (77 kW).

Towards the end of 2015, Smart plans on launching a Nissan Juke-based crossover with several gasoline and diesel engines making up to 148 hp (110 kW).

Got a tip for us? Email: tips@motor1.com