The smart range has now been cut in half, and now the company only offers the smart EQ fortwo.
Production of forfour five-door hatchbacks was discontinued back in December last year. It is noteworthy that for the past two years only the electric version of the smart EQ forfour has remained in service. The Daimler concern developed the forfour in cooperation with Renault, and therefore the smart forfour was approximately 70% unified with the Renault Twingo hatchback. Serial production of these models was organized at the Renault plant in Slovenia.
Now smart only offers the electric smart EQ fortwo. This model is produced in France, but Daimler sold this enterprise back in 2020 to Ineos, which is already preparing the Grenadier SUV for production. The serial production of smart cars on a contract basis will not continue for long, because the automaker decided to move the production of smart to China.
The smart brand passed into the ownership of the Daimler-Geely JV three years ago, after which the smart Automobile Co. was formed. The company has already started developing a completely new model range. The first new smart car is to be a crossover, which was shown in the form of the smart Concept # 1 show car. The serial version of the novelty should appear this year, and they will be produced in China.