The new smart fortwo cabrio will be available to order from mid-November, with the first cars arriving February 2016.
Smart sold over 220,000 of the old cabrio and are looking to repeat the success with the new car, they have taken everything that was loved from the predecessor and put it into a new model.
The powered hood opens in 12 seconds, even at the top speed of the fortwo cabrio and can even be operated from the car’s remote control key fob. You can even remove the roof’s side rails to add to the experience. The tridion colour removable roof bars can be stored in a compartment in the tailgate. And there is a choice of three different colours for the "tritop" fabric soft top: blue denim, red or black with the headlining in grey on all options. Should you wish to keep your hair unruffled you can opt for a wind deflector.
At launch the smart fortwo cabrio will come with the option of two engines, both 3-clyinder units with the choice of a 1.0-litre 71 hp petrol or 0.9-litre 90 hp turbocharged petrol.
Either engine can be specified with a five-speed manual gearbox or an automatic twinamic dual clutch transmission.
There are three trim levels, ‘passion’, ‘prime’ and ‘proxy’, which is in line with the smart fortwo hardtop and the forfour. Standard safety equipment includes ESP with Crosswind Assist and hill start assist. Options include forward collision warning and lane keep assist.
We are awaiting confirmation of pricing and full specifications, although it unofficially rumoured there will be a £1500 premium for the cabrio over the corresponding fixed head model.Published 28 August 2015