Smart ForJoy is ForFour Electric Drive concept headed to Frankfurt

Just days ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Smart has revealed its newest concept car, the four seat Forjoy. Smart calls the ForJoy ‘the forerunner of a new smart generation’ in its press release.

The glassless, doorless, roofless idea obviously won’t make it to production, but Smart says the concept car’s proportions portend much about the appearance of a 4 seat production car. That 4 seat model will likely be named the ForFour, and will probably officially launch near the end of 2014.

The powertrain in the ForJoy concept car is electric, and has been pulled straight from the ForTwo Electric Drive so it has a 55 kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. With a capacity of 17.6 kWh, we’d expect the electric range to be slightly less than the 87 mile range of the ForTwo Electric Drive because of the extra weight of the ForFour’s chassis.