The Smart Fortwo (stylized as "smart fortwo") is a rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater hatchback city car manufactured and marketed by the Smart division of Daimler AG, introduced in 1998, now in its third generation.
The brand name Smart derives from its early history as a cooperative venture between Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART. The Fortwo nameplate derives from its two-person seating capacity. Until 2004, the Fortwo had been marketed as the smart City-Coupé.
The Smart Forfour is a supermini presented and produced by Smart over two generations. The first generation was marketed in Europe from 2004 to 2006 (four door, front engine) and the second generation was marketed in Europe from 2014 onwards (four door, rear engine).
The first generation Forfour was marketed only in Europe from 2004 to 2006 and in Australia as a 4-door, 5-seat hatchback, sharing its platform with the Mitsubishi Colt. After an eight-year hiatus, the second generation Forfour debuted in July 2014, sharing its platform with the forthcoming third generation Renault Twingo (four door, rear engine) and mechanicals with the third generation Smart Fortwo (two door, rear engine).