Americans and Canadians had to pour one out for microcar brand Smart earlier this year. Daimler officially announced after a decade that the pint-size cars would leave the market. But, at home in Europe, the Smart car lives on.
Smart debuted the next-generation EQ Fortwo and EQ Forfour models.
Following up on Smart's promise to end internal-combustion engines, these two cars are totally electric and give us a look at what North Americans will miss out on.
The EQ Fortwo is the closest to what Americans will remember as the Smart car.
The interior is more digital than ever, with an 8-inch touchscreen in the center of the console.
The Fortwo will remain available as a convertible as well.
There's also room for two coffee cups thanks to a removable cup holder. Those are big things when we're talking about a car as small as the Smart.
From the rear, this is still very much a Smart, but the fancy taillight treatment does spice things up a bit. It's hard for me to fall in love with the Fortwo proportions, however. You either love it or hate it, but at least the car owns it.
The model Americans certainly won't recall, the Forfour, is Smart's take on the more traditional sedan.
For the first time, the Fortwo and Forfour don't share a corporate face either. Instead of the perky face found on the Fortwo, the Forfour gets a somewhat more aggressive face with a different lower grille and headlights angled in a different fashion.
Keep clicking to see more of the Fortwo, Forfour and Fortwo Cabrio.