Report: Smart to attempt to become relevant again with a small crossover
If you’ve been wondering what Smart’s been up to lately, we have been too.
But it just so happens that AutoCar got the scoop on some new plans from Smart, given it seems they’ve just disappeared in the muck of stiff automotive competition.
In order to try and become relevant again, Smart is apparently trying to grab a piece of the hot crossover pie by making a small version based on the ForTwo and ForFour.
Speaking at a press conference, Smart’s parent, Daimler, announced some plans for expansion, by way of chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche.
Zetsche told the outlet that Mercedes is “seriously considering” a small crossover platform for Smart, which should be shared with the Renault Twingo.
Should all go well, the new Smart crossover will be ready to launch by 2018.