Smart, a division of Mercedes-Benz that produces small city cars, will soon launch a new generation of its ForTwo and ForFour models in South Africa
The ForTwo model is available as a two-door and cabriolet, the latter of which has a fabric roof that slides backwards like the DS3 Cabrio or Fiat 500C. Both models share a platform with the Renault Twingo and the interesting thing is the engine sits on the rear axle and powers the rear wheels (much like a vintage Beetle!)
The models are powered by a tiny 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that develops 52 kW and is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to sip just 4.2 L/100 km on the combined cycle.
Both models are available in 4 spec levels ranging from Base to Passion to Prime, with Proxy being the top-of-the-range model. There are loads of options as well as a vibrant colour palette (including two-tone paint jobs) available.
Smart has managed to keep its pricing around the R200 000 mark, making it competitive with the Citroen C1, Fiat 500 and Opel Adam.
Local launch date for the new Smart is set for 4th May 2016.
Smart Fortwo Base R179 900
Smart Fortwo Passion R194 400
Smart Fortwo Prime R203 400
Smart Fortwo Proxy R207 400
Smart Forfour Base R179 900
Smart Forfour Passion R199 400
Smart Forfour Prime R210 900
Smart Forfour Proxy R212 400