Smart is gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show by releasing the first teaser images of the 2020 EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour.
Sporting a “characteristically reduced and grown-up design,” the facelifted models have a bold new look that incorporates a number of styling cues from the ForEase and ForEase+ concepts.
The biggest changes occur up front as the grille and lower air intake have been merged into one large component that features a honeycomb mesh insert. The models also have circular fog lights and two vertical intakes near the outside edges. Last but not least, the models feature new LED headlights.
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Additional styling changes are hard to make out, but previous spy photos have shown they will be minor. However, we can expect updated taillights and some possible revisions to the rear bumper.
Since Smart is transitioning into an electric-only brand, hopefully engineers have managed to upgrade the underwhelming powertrain. As you may recall, the current models have a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops up to 80 hp (60 kW / 82 PS) and 118 lb-ft (160 Nm) of torque.
This enables the ForTwo Coupe to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 11.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h). Even worse, the car has a dismal range of between 90-99 miles (145-160 km) on a single charge.
Unsurprisingly, the ForFour posts even worse numbers as the dash to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes a mind numbing 12.7 seconds. The range also drops to between 85-96 miles (137-155 km).
The 2020 Smart EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour will be unveiled on September 10th, so stay tuned for full details.