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October 22, 2020

The #electric #Smart has been refreshed and relaunched for 2020.

The arrival of EQ badging signifies the end of all but electric power for the new Smart range, which will continue to feature the #Fortwo in both #Coupe and #Cabriolet guises, and the four door Forfour.

Externally, the new smart #car has endured the mildest of facelifts, basically comprising added blobbiness and a bafflingly vast radiator grille now sufficiently enlarged to suggest the rumbling presence of an air-hungry V8 within.

It really is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it refresh – at least until you get around the back. Up front are tweaked headlamps, which now incorporate the front indicators, a more prominent grille – that’s either smiling or gurning depending upon your perspective – and a wider front bumper with neat air-smoothing slots in the outer edges.

Round the back the changes are far fewer, but the glitzy tail lamps smack a little of being aftermarket specials. Elsewhere there are new alloy wheel designs and a fresh palette of colours for both the bodywork and Smart’s hallmark Tridion exoskeleton.

Successively swish grades add goodies such as larger wheels, a panoramic sunroof, #LED headlamps, heated leather seats and, for Edition One variants, pointless #Brabus trim.

Smart EQ Fortwo
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Smart EQ Fortwo
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