At this very moment, one of our intrepid editors is traipsing about Spain behind the wheel of the new Smart ForTwo Cabriolet. While you wait (eagerly, we’re sure) for our First Drive review, there’s another snippet of Smartnews floating about the net: Top Gear is reporting that Brabus will once again turn its tuning talents to the tiny ForTwo.
And that’s absolutely correct – a Brabus-tuned ForTwo is on the way, in case those spy shots from December 2014 didn’t make that obvious enough. But that vehicle won’t be coming to the US, a Mercedes-Benz USA rep told Autoblog. Instead, we’ll be getting a sporty appearance pack that may or may not wear Brabus branding.
Based on a couple rounds of spy photos, we’re expecting a pretty normal stylistic upgrade. The front and rear fascias will be updated, with sportier grilles at the front. The sills will also get a sportier look, and there will be larger wheels, too. Changes in the cabin are more difficult to predict.
We can speculate on what the new appearance pack will contain, but not when it will arrive. It sounds to us like the kind of thing that will arrive at the start of a new model year, so potential For Two owners will probably be waiting for the 2017 to get a sportier looking city car.