Scoop: First 2014 Smart ForTwo Test Mule Caught Out in the Open, Concept May Debut in Paris

This admittedly funny looking prototype with the Renault Twingo-sourced headlamps (pre-facelift), taillights (facelift) and door handles is in fact a test mule for the next generation of the Smart ForTwo.

If you're wondering why the Daimler Group's brand would use bits and pieces from the French carmaker's model, it's because the two automakers have forged an alliance and will co-develop several vehicles including the replacements for the Smart ForTwo and the Renault Twingo, which will share a common platform and engine range.

Even though there's nothing that this test mule can tell us about the next ForTwo's exterior looks, Smart may preview its two-seater model with a thinly disguised concept as early as this September at the Paris Motor Show.

It's very likely that the small city car wil be modeled after the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show ForVision Concept and the 2012 Detroit Auto Show ForUs Study.

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