Daimler has given an early reveal to the 2010 Smart ForTwo Revealed. The tiny car will get its introduction at the Paris Auto Show in October, with sales set to begin soon after. The facelift will be available in a new exterior color, light green with a matte finish, with customers able to choose from three new 15-inch alloy wheels. LED daytime runners are now built into the car’s front. At the same time, the grille, mirror caps and safety cage are now available in white, as well as silver or black. Other updates include new fabrics and minor tweaks to the interior. The front end of the ForTwo has been modestly updated, with perhaps the most obvious change coming in the form of new optional daytime running lights in each of the side vents.
On the inside, the dash of the updated 2010 Smart ForTwo features a new touchscreen system as standard, including navigation and audio controls, along with Bluetooth connectivity. Under the hood, new engine software helps to improve fuel consumption levels to a combined 56mpg (US), with emissions reduced to 97 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Inside, LED lighting adds some ambiance, while the optional 16.5cm LCD screen provides all sorts of information. Other added features include a new leather-wrapped steering wheel, center armrest, and a renewed instrument cluster. The dashboard has also been refreshed.
Smart has also announced a special ‘Light-shine’ variant, which features color-coded headlamp housings, 15-inch wheels and satin chrome highlights. The 2010 Smart ForTwo Revealed will be followed by a rear-engined ForTwo. The next generation car is to be built on a rear-wheel drive platform, developed from a partnership with Renault, and should hit the market in 2013.