The Smart Fortwo line-up has grown with the addition of a new Cabrio version.
What is it?
The Fortwo Cabrio is a version of the Fortwo with a folding soft-top roof. The roof has been given the name ‘tritop’ to reflect the three different positions it can be in, in addition to being fully closed.
It can be pushed back as a more conventional sunroof, with the rear screen built into it still up, or fully folded down onto the tailgate along with the rear screen. In this position, the two roof rails can also be removed and stored in the boot to turn it into a full convertible.
The roof can be opened in 12 seconds even when the car is travelling at its top speed. It can also be opened from outside the car using the key fob.
What engines can I choose from?
The engine range will mirror the Fortwo city car line-up and its two, three-cylinder petrol units. One is a normally aspirated 70bhp 1.0-litre and the other, an 89bhp turbocharged 0.9-litre. A five-speed manual, or six-speed dual-clutch, transmission is offered with either engine.
What’s it like inside?
The Fortwo Cabrio’s cabin is identical to that of the standard Fortwo, including having ‘MirrorLink’ smartphone compatibility.
The three trim levels offered – Passion, Prime and Proxy – also mirror that of the standard Fortwo range.
Despite the roof’s exterior colour being offered with three different options, the interior headlining always remains the same.
Anything else I should know?
Smart has stiffened up the chassis of the Cabrio over the Fortwo to compensate for the absence of a fixed roof, resulting in a car that is 15% stiffer than the previous generation Fortwo Cabrio.