The open-air city car will be based upon the latest Fortwo hardtop, already available in Europe.Smart has reportedly confirmed plans to unveil a new Fortwo Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show.The debut venue was announced this week at an event in Portland, Oregon, according to Autoblog.
Additional details are unclear, though the open-air city car will presumably be a close match to the latest Fortwo hardtop. The 2016 model was first revealed last year in Paris and is already available for customers in Europe.
The third-generation Fortwo brings a more spacious interior, improved safety features and a slightly wider track than the outgoing model. The front fascia has been restyled with a larger grille and bigger headlamps, while the US-market engine has been upgraded to a turbocharged 0.9-liter unit with 89 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque.
The new Fortwo hardtop will not be available in US showrooms until September, and the convertible variant is unlikely to arrive until next year. Smart is also working on a new EV, potentially arriving on the market as early as 2017, and a compact crossover is said to be under development.