DaimlerChrysler‘s smart city-car division has released a picture offering the first glimpse of the production version of the upcoming smart four-seater.


Called the smart forfour, the 4-door smart goes on sale in the supermini segment of the car market in 2004.


The smart forfour also kicks off a new naming strategy for smart. Future smart models will be given names that follow this pattern.


The radically styled smart city-coupé and cabrio, originally launched in 1998, kicked off sales in DC’s smart brand and the company has just added roadster and roadster coupe variants. However, the loss-making smart division is not expected to break-even until 2004.


Worldwide smart sales in 2002 exceeded 122,000 models, a 5% increase over 2001.