is closing its order books for the Fortwo from April 2023. According to German media outlet Smart Emotion, production will continue until mid-2024 due to long delivery times. But then, the EQ Fortwo will no longer be built.
The reason is simple: the brand is going in a new direction, now building cars as part of a joint venture with Geely. Their first model, the Smart #1, can already be pre-ordered. Apart from the name, the new EV has little in common with the original small cars. It is based on Geely’s SEA platform and is an impressive 4.27 metres long. The electric drive unit has an output of 200 kW, and the 66 kWh battery provides up to 440 kilometres WLTP range.
Smart already took the EQ Fourfour out of its rage at the end of 2021 and stopped making it in early 2022. It was only a matter of time before the Smart EQ Fourtwo met the same fate.
It seems to be a somewhat emotional goodbye. Smart Emotion reports that there is an unofficial „final EDITION“. It is a special initiative by German Smart dealers and limited to 150 vehicles.
It is available as a convertible and as a coupe. The vehicles are regular, fully-equipped Fortwo prime line models with the “exclusive package.” Accordingly, the convertible costs 31,740 euros and the coupe 28,695 euros (before deductions).