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Mazda and Smart team up?

On FT.com, it mentions Fiat and Mazda team up to make a roadster. It would be interesting to see what a roadster would look like if Smart and Mazda teamed up. What do you think it would look like? Would it be more Miata / M5 or more like the original Smart roadster? WSJ.com.


I wonder what happened to this new 2012 Smart Roadster? autoevolution.

If Mazda teamed with Smart, could the roadster look like this one?
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It would be neat to have a Smart roadster styled Monster Miata.
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I'll believe it when I see one on the showroom floor.
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There is an article at the Consumer Reports Automotive about the 2013 Smart car line up.

'The ForFour may be priced around $20,000 when it reaches the U.S. From left, the 2006 Smart Roadster, Roadster Coupe, ForFour, and ForTwo are shown here. '

I wonder if the new roadster would be about the same price of the Forfour or (hopefully) a just a little more.

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Hot News: 2013 Smart Roadster

Best Car Ever has (or had) an article on the 2013 roadster (original page)
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Smart Roadster will be reborn

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'New generations of the ForTwo and ForFour models are also in plan and they will hit the showrooms in 2014.' (copied from the site).
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Best Car Ever has (or had) an article on the 2013 roadster (original page)
Article dated in 2011 - they were slightly off on their predictions.
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I was phoned by Mercedes/Smart of Sheffield about a year ago and asked if they brought out a new roadster in the spring would I go along to the launch as I have an original roadster and I said yes of course and I would be very interested in purchasing one when they came out.....I've heard nothing since

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put in a contact at the Smart USA website.

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I was phoned by Mercedes/Smart of Sheffield about a year ago and asked if they brought out a new roadster in the spring would I go along to the launch as I have an original roadster and I said yes of course and I would be very interested in purchasing one when they came out.....I've heard nothing since
I recently sent an e-mail to Smart USA about other models; Forfour, roadster. I will be checking my e-mail to see if they reply (hoping they give any kind of reply).
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The photo with the car lineup is from 2006. There isn't a new roadster in the works currently and that is the old for four. As much as I like my smart, it has nothing to do with Mercedes marketing efforts. They don't seem to have a clue anymore.
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