The face-lifted Smart Fortwo will be revealed at the 2012 Geneva motor show in March.
A largely cosmetic revision which was first previewed on the electric Smart Fortwo ED at last years Frankfurt motor show will give the Fortwo a more purposeful look, with a larger radiator grille, integrated logo and newly designed front aprons. There are also LED daytime running lights, 'muscular' sideskirts and a modified rear diffuser.
There are also three new alloy wheel designs, and seven paint schemes available.
Interior revisions include higher quality leather and fabric trims, along with optional leather trim on the instrument panel.
The 2012 Fortwo will be offered in five trims Pure, Pulse, Passion, Brabus and Brabus Xclusiv but it's likely that UK buyers will get the option of just three: Pulse, Passion and Brabus.
Smart has left the engine line-up unchanged from the current car, giving buyers the choice of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit with 70bhp, 84bhp, or 110bhp in the Brabus version. There's also a 54bhp 0.8-litre diesel engine.
The 2012 Smart Fortwo will cost from 8546.