Smart officially unveiled the FourJoy Concept ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The new concept car previews the second-generation ForFour and although it has no doors, roof and tailgate, the shape and silhouette of the concept is described as being close to the production version.
We have numerous design elements borrowed from the first-generation but the concept also come with a large front grille that displays the big emblem, a honeycomb structure is seen on the structure of the air inlets of the front and the body surfaces, stylish headlights and taillights.
The extremely pronounced tridion cell is a new feature. On the study it is made of polished full-aluminium and its brilliant bright lustre finish emphasises the premium character of the brand.
Transparent petroleum-coloured moulded parts emphasise the upbeat character of the study. The interior looks back from the future and features two stylish front seats, a rear seat bench and an impressive dash. Moreover, the Smart FourJoy Concept comes with a single-spoke steering wheel reminding us of the original Smart, a with two smartphones mounted on the dashboard and on the centre tunnel at the rear for cutting-edge technology.
The FourJoy Concept is propelled by the same electric system found on the current ForTwo electric drive and consists of a 55 kw brushless electric motor mounted at the rear together with a 17.7 kWh lithium-ion battery found under the floorpan. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a fixed ration gearbox. The charging time at a wallbox or public charging station can be shortened to less than one hour with the 22 kW on-board charger and a rapid charging cable.