Smart Forfour

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S mart Forfour

S mart was intended to be a niche car specialist, cars designed and made by a different from the mainstream, like its parent company versus other watch However, the Smart brand was not throughout the years. Swatch evacuated and sold all its stakes to The German understood that to around Smart it needs a mainstream model — it be a 4-seater (hence the name using conventional mechanicals so it can share parts and platform Mitsubishi, another subsidiary of They decided to produce the together with sister car Colt at the Nedcar plant in which was originally a 50-50 venture between Volvo and but then DaimlerChrysler bought the 50% for this project.

Mitsubishi Colt went on in Japan in November 2002, than a year before the made its European debut. the Colt is built in both and Holland in a much higher than the Smart, so one can easily see the was primarily developed by Mitsubishi’s in Japan for the Colt and adapted for the Both cars share the wheelbase and have a similar profile, though the Smart is and lower. Its interior space match the Colt, but being a car it is by all means decent, unlike Mini. It can sit 4 proper size and the rear bench is pretty — 60/40 split and back and forth for 15cm.

What makes the Smart unlike mainstream hatchbacks is the styling and packaging. It looks so in the class. although the chassis is a steel monocoque, it uses body panels at doors, bumpers and fenders and colors differently from the steel This is refreshing to eyes and it strong family resemblance to the car Fortwo. Inside, the cabin is and full of design language. The used and grain on plastic quality feel.

Despite of the unconventional look, the Forfour drives conventionally. The strut and rear torsion-beam work like other hatchbacks and its tuning is no match BMW Mini. Lack of steering (again, because this is an assisted rack) and lack of steer means the car is never as fun to as its look suggest.

car Smart Forfour

All petrol engines come from Mitsubishi while engines come from A-class. The petrol engines powerful on paper (75hp for 95hp for 1.3 and 109hp for 1.5) but the delivery is peaky. Fortunately, the Smart weighs less a ton thus it goes briskly. the Mitsubishi 5-speed manual and own 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox nicely, but refinement is spoiled by the engine.

The Forfour is considerably more than other mainstream For a niche car like BMW Mini, premium price is fully For a car which looks niche but ordinarily, whether it worth the money is questionable.

The above was last updated on 12 Mar 2004. All Reserved.

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