Smart has taken the EQ Forfour out of its range and now only offers the Smart EQ Fortwo and its convertible version. Production ended in December as a harbinger for the upcoming new start as a joint venture with Geely.
The four-seater had not been available for order since August. Now production in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, has also come to an end and the Forfour is no longer listed in the Smart price lists – also in the UK. That being said, the Renault Twingo Z.E.is still available and is largely identical to the Forfour.
The electric version of the Smart Forfour was launched in 2017, at that time still with the model designation Forfour ed. The series, which was later renamed EQ Forfour, was last facelifted for the IAA 2019, although these were purely visual changes. Until recently, the electric motor had an output of 60 kW, and the battery, which can be charged purely with alternating current, has a capacity of 17.6 kWh.
At the IAA 2021, Smart gave a glimpse of the future: the Concept #1 is considered a near-series preview of the first model of the joint venture Smart Automobile Co, founded at the end of 2019 and based in Hangzhou Bay in the coastal city of Ningbo. The joint project with Geely will be an e-SUV that has nothing in common with previous models. This marks a complete departure from the original Smart concept of a space- and energy- effective vehicle for city driving. The new production model is scheduled for market launch in 2022.
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