Next Smart Fortwo, Forfour to debut July 16, previewed in design sketches

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Smart ForTwo

Smart is slated to debut both the next-generation Fortwo and the all-new Forfour in Berlin tomorrow evening, with the struggling city car manufacturer making the lofty claim that the new models will be “the best city cars in the world.”

Ahead of that debut, Smart has released a trio of sketches that show off the new, two-seat Fortwo and its new, bolder (it’s a relative term, people) design language. Gone is the slab-sided appearance of the last Fortwo, as the new model should sport a pair of fairly substantial character lines along its sides. It’s difficult to tell from the sketches, which naturally exaggerate some of the styling aspects, but it looks like we can expect slightly flared wheel arches, as well as an all-new front fascia. That face looks to be inspired by the FourJoy concept, and boasts large headlights and a more pronounced grille. It’s a similar story in back, where FourJoy-inspired styling dominates, with prominent rhomboidal taillights.

In the cabin, Smart’s clean, funky aesthetic remains on display, boasting a minimalist look that should help avoid feelings of claustrophobia. A three-spoke steering wheel with a large, single-element instrument cluster greets the driver, while an interesting, oval shape dominates the doors.

We’ll have all the details when the next-generation Smarts make their big debut in Berlin. Scroll down for a short press release announcing tomorrow night’s debut.

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