I'd be willing to bet that the Yellow and Lava Orange will be gone after a couple years just like some early 451 colors disappeared before. Hoping that the Midnight Blue sticks around this time, because I didn't love the pale sky-blue that replaced it. That Copper color may also be gone too, because...As usual (and with no raised eyebrow at MBZ), we're getting at least two different stories/signals. The official statement was eight colors for the 4/2 and nine colors for the 4/4. Maybe some are launch-edition only, or for different markets? :dunno:
Notice that, for the display, the roof panels are body-colored. Base trim, maybe?
Outsourced, just-in-time . . .^ But where are the panels made? Are they outsourced, or manufactured internally?
Things I didn't know! I thought the ForTwo and ForFour were born in the same place.The forfour is not made at the smart plant in Hambach. It's made at the Renault plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
That's more of what I was hinting at. I was under the assumption that since some of the panels are so close, the production for plastic panels may be shared between the ForTwo and ForFour. The grilles, air intake, lights and front clip are almost identical across both cars, so I figured they'd come out of the same place.^ But where are the panels made? I can't imagine there would be two separate factories for panel fabrication. Are they outsourced, or manufactured internally?
Right. I thought the panels would be shaped and molded at the same time at the same place. Kind of like Saturn that made a Sedan / Coupe / Wagon all out of the same factory using many shared parts when the S-Series was the focus from 1991-2002. The beads to make the panels were melted and molded in one place, and the machines to stamp them into panels for the specific cars were all together.Not at Hambach, which I think Skippy was alluding to. My guess is the forfour panels will be made at or close to the Twingo plant. Not really an issue for US smart owners....