The forfour is the larger of smart’s two models as it seats four compared to its sibling’s two-seat capacity. The bigger model is still compact and classy to make it a capable vehicle for taking on the city.
Head-turning styling and a two-tone paint finish are now characteristic smart details and the new forfour reinforces them both.
The Tridion safety cell contrasts with the body panels and you can select from a wide range of colour combinations for the most desirable look. The large front and rear taillights and honeycomb grille are other hallmarks of smart’s new design approach, and they complement the rear spoiler plus the LED daytime running lights.
On the inside the forfour’s unique personality becomes even clearer. The upholstery and dashboard also get a bi-colour finish to match the distinctive shapes used throughout. The air vents protrude from the top of the dash and sit above the main centre stack which also extends outwards. The centre console contains a pull-out tray as an additional storage option, while the passenger seat boasts a through-loading function for when you need to carry longer items.
Dominating the centre stack is the smart Audio-System with Bluetooth telephone connectivity and audio streaming. You can also access the smart cross connect app via Bluetooth when you download it to your smartphone. An external music player can be linked to the system via USB or AUX input to put you in control of the in-car entertainment.
Two of the manufacturer’s refined petrol engines are offered for power in the forfour. The largest produces 90hp and sends it through a five-speed manual gearbox for lively acceleration and an enjoyable experience. The 71hp unit partners with the same gearbox, and both also include automatic start/stop. This shuts off the engine when you are sat idle and switches it on instantly when you pull away to save fuel and lower emissions. The outcome is economy as high as 67.3mpg combined from the 71hp engine.
First-class occupant protection and accident prevention are two major strengths of the forfour.
The Tridion safety cell, which you can see on the car’s exterior, is its chief protective feature as it places you within an ultra-strong shell. Front, side and knee airbags deploy if an accident were to occur but intelligent smart systems lessen the chance of this happening.
There’s Hill Start Assist (HSA) which prevents the car from rolling into another vehicle when you pull away on steep slopes. Crosswind assist detects a strong gust of wind on either side and applies the brakes to stabilise the car, while the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) corrects oversteer, understeer and a loss of stability.
The new forfour is waiting to be explored at each of Drayton smart’s four dealerships across the West Midlands. Enquire with the team at your nearest site to arrange a visit and a test drive.