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Original design study was based on the Fiat Punto

This is a never-seen-before design concept for the original Smart forfour.

Developed around a Fiat Punto in 1999, the concept was created for Daimler-Chrysler by an Italian studio at a time when the German car giant was considering a bid for Fiat.

See the Smart forfour concept pictures

The Smart Forfour was eventually based on the Mitsubishi Colt and eventually made production in 2003, but sales were so poor that it was canned in 2006.

A new version of the Smart Forfour is now being jointly developed by Daimler, Renault and Nissan. It is expected to be launched in 2014.

The concept pictures were unearthed by Italian website Quattroruote.

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golfman 20 May 2010

Re: Secret Smart concept discovered

As for wheels, does anyone else think these are too small? Concept, I know, so I hope they are going to be wider-tyred when it is released. These look like six-inchers!

Uncle Mellow 20 May 2010

Re: Secret Smart concept discovered

This looks maybe better than the real thing , but I do think that all of us , and Mercedes in particular , would be better-off if Smart had never been thought of.

J400uk 20 May 2010

Re: Secret Smart concept discovered

Interesting how this was based on the Punto, as thats the same as BMW used for the original MINI concept back in 1994.