smart is a very special brand within the Daimler Group. It was developed from the idea of creating a new form of mobility that is completely different to other cars. In its own way, it was ahead of its time when it was devised. The idea was centred around convenience in urban traffic without having to make compromises.
The most recent smart generation provides a good balance between the two opposites of the heart and the mind as well as passion and rationality, it represents the design philosophy of FUN.ctional design with a clear, puristic and very progressive design idiom. The appearance of the third smart fortwo generation has evolved, while remaining unmistakably a smart: fresh, modern and confident.
The current smart features the so-called "One-and-a-half-box" design, an evolutionary development of the outline. There were two reasons that required a shift from the previous one-box proportion: the higher bonnet made the smart seem more grown up and sporty. This simultaneously contributed to complying with the stricter requirements to pedestrian protection and passive safety without enlarging the proportions.
The tridion cell is particularly typical of the smart, not only lending sculptural volume, but also representing a visually unique attribute that is already visible from a distance. The use of different colours for bodypanels and tridion cell is a signature feature. It's characteristic features further include the outline with ultra-short overhangs, clear lines and forms as well as the likeable face that significantly contributes to the typical smart front panel. The current smart fortwo once again features the two-piece liftgate to facilitate loading in even the tightest of spaces.