The Smart Crosstown
In 2005, smart showed off their crosstown prototype and said it would never make production.
Smart Crosstown 2005 Prototype
The prototype is quite clearly based on a butchered fortwo cabrio tridion in the same way they created the fully functioning crossblade. Extra panels are added and the interior revamped for the typical unusual prototype style. The release of the crossblade shows that the crosstown could be done and that smart once had the balls to do such a project.
It is 16cm longer than the original smart fortwo due to the bonnet, the soft top was lifted from the fortwo cabrio and was never seen actually up on the prototype.
This was because it is a non working model, there are no roof bars as the cabrio roof
had the bars built in to span the gap to the top of the screen.
The windscreen had the ability to fold down and hide under the bonnet, again this was never shown on the actual car and was only ever in the computer mockups.
Take a look here for more pictures of the crosstown prototype.
People who went to Brooklands 2007 saw the crosstown prototype and, like myself, were stunned by it. All the memories of wanting one flooded back. More people have commented on the crosstown prototype since that meet than they have on the soon to be released 451.
What To Do?
Smart do listen, they do read the forums, they pay attention, they look at all the mods posted on this very site. Smart HQ and dealers even send people to this site for help.
The original fortwo was designed for Europe, new smart fortwo was designed for America.
Come on smart, you have already designed a car that will suit both.
Europeans like small, frugal cars, Americans like the Jeep, Canadians like trying to get 100mpg out of anything with an engine. The crosstown covers all of these.
OK, we all know that petitions rarely do any good but if it gives smart an idea of the popularity of the design it may help sway a decision in the future.
To add to this petition will take less than a minute so you may as well do it.
It's not like we are asking for a monetary deposit or your first born child.