The second body style of the new-gen Smart ForTwo, the Cabrio, has made its public debut recently at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Originally unveiled almost a month ago, over the web, the new generation of the Smart ForTwo Cabrio is now being presented at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The small city car has been based on the ForTwo coupe, obviously, and it is bringing the familiar design with the smaller B-pillar, the more aggressive tridion safety cell and a removable canvas roof which can be opened in just 12 seconds.
Smart says that the 2016 ForTwo Cabrio’s roof is available in three colors, the red, blue denim and black, and it is bringing a glass rear windscreen. The torsional strength of the vehicle has been increased by 15 percent and several chassis reinforcements have been added which include the high-strength steel tubes and the two torsional bulkheads in the A-pillars and the crossover bar.
At the time of its launch, the 2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio will become available with a choice of two different three-cylinder engines. One of them will be producing a total of 71 HP (52 kW) and 91 Nm (67 lb-ft) of torque, while the other will be good for 90 HP (66 kW) and 135 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque. Transmission options will include the automatic twinamic dual-clutch or the 5-speed manual. The Smart ForTwo Cabrio will become available for order in November, in Germany, and the first deliveries will begin in February, 2016.