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Smart Forfour For four For 2004

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Smart wants to sell 80.000 "Forfour" per year
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German daily newspaper "Bild" had the above photo on their front page on April 25th 2003

The First Photo of the Smart with 4 Doors

Caught! That is the big brother of the little Smart. It is called "Forfour", will officially be presented at the IAA and comes in 2004. The photo was taken in Copenhagen ((Denmark)) at the shootings for a commercial with Robbie Williams (circle). The 3,75 metre long compact car has space for four grown-ups. It is a joint-development with DaimlerChrysler affiliate Mitsubishi, which on the same platform builds their Colt. Prices have not been released yet.

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German car magazine "Auto Bild" reports in January 2003:
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Smart lifts name secret
Fun and space "for four"

The new four-seater Smart which will come onto market in 2004 is named "forfour"


15.01.2003 - Boeblingen The Smart gets a big brother which will roll onto market in 2004. Its name: "Forfour". Roughly 80.000 units of the 3,75 metre long four-seater shall be sold every year, said DaimlerChrysler member of the board Juergen Hubbert.

The new car will officially be presented in September 2003 at the IAA in Frankfurt. At the first glance of the shortly undisguised car in Boeblingen an impressively grown-up Smart showed up which will keep the typical Smart-Design. Prices were not yet mentioned. Hubbert sees the newcomer to play in the class of VW Polo and Ford Fiesta.

The Smart Forfour is the first complete joint development with DaimlerChrysler minority partnership Mitsubishi. On the same platform the Japanese produce their version of the car from 2004 on in the joint Smart/Mitsubishi plant in Born, Netherlands.

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MBSPY adds:
Rumours say that the Forfour will be the first Smart to enter the North American market.
Clear seems to be that the NA-headed Smart will be built in Brasil at the Juiz de Fora plant.
But it also could be possible the Forfour gives only the platform and basic components for a different model aimed specially at the US market. This in terms of design and technique shall have characteristic features for this purpose, but would also be sold in other markets.
Nothing so far is known if and which other Smart versions - City Coupe, Roadster - will be available in NA, too.
As some time ago DC officially announced the next A-Class W169 will also be built in Braziel for the NA market it seems DC strongly thinks to have a big market in NA for these relatively small cars.

Gabriel,
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Man, it's the Hyundai-fication of MB! [thmsdn]

BTW, who's the guy in the red circle?




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