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Now that we know the Smart Fortwo is coming to the states, we can be heartened that the next-gen model will retain its near-iconic shape and is still roughly the same size as a sack of White Castle hamburgers. That we know from the spy shots of a disguised Fortwo that have been trickling from European e-mail addresses for several months. The company is betting the bauernhof on the model, considering its dumped all others β€” the Forfour, the roadster, the el Smart-camino β€” in the name of cost cutting. Still, this one, which is slightly larger than its predecessor, will come in diesel, gas and electric variants. We'll see it at the Geneva show next year.

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