The styling isn't bad. Perhaps a 'wagon' version called 'ForFamilies'?
Whereas you are correct that companies are global, national brands retain a certain je ne sais quoi."But this is no European car and I will not be buying one."
I think the days of single-continent car manufacturers are gone. global is as global does... Nissan is at least as european as Renault is Japanese ;-)
Same platform doesn't mean same car !!!!
You know the new ford Ka
you see a fiat 500
Both are made on the same platform, built in same plant and you can tell anything you want about them, except they look like twins !!!
In such a cooperation, it is interest of both, that each car stay different and with the brand's codes.
Yes, that is true. However the new Twingo/fortwo will share the same mechanical components as said in many articles.Glad to see you back Keshyathree! And, good points to remember. The Mazda 2 and Ford Fiesta also "share" a platform, but don't really look much alike in the styling department and have different engines and transmissions.
I thought today you were just hauling A$$ in your smartStill saying I like the idea of it. The ability to carry 4 people when needed and then the time when something needs hauled you just fold down the back seat. If it is outsized, leave the hatch up. Pretty much what I do now with my Yaris. (and a lot of the time with the smart, more than you guys want to know because of some of the stuff I haul in it.)
you guyz are amazing, really.....Yes, that is true. However the new Twingo/fortwo will share the same mechanical components as said in many articles.
The only differences between the two will be where the engine is located and the fact that one looks like a smart and the other a Renault.
Or in other words, smart is once again taking a the forfour route and just taking a Twingo and a Micra and giving them a "smart" makeover.
Point still stands, they won't be a true smart, just another car wearing the chickenhead.
On April 17, 2010 the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG
These are expected in 2013The successor to the current Smart fortwo, a new Smart four-seater and the next-generation Renault Twingo will be engineered on the basis of a jointly developed architecture
When somebody at Smartville says the next generation fortwo is not a rebadged Twingo that carries some weight. Thanks K!you guyz are amazing, really.....
if only car conception would be so simple....
So I will not argue anymore or try to explain...
If you really want to see next smart as a twingo, then farewell and have a nice day....