Smart ForFour by Kyosho

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Smart ForFour

by Kyosho

In the 1990s, Swiss watch Swatch decided to pursue an to produce a small trendy car along the lines of their line up (which were fashionable but not expensive, and which had coloured faces, an idea was eventually echoed in the changeable panels on the original Smart

Swatch CEO Nicolas Hayek the only practical way to get into the business was to team up with an manufacturer. Initially a deal was with Volkswagen, but nothing of this arrangement and Swatch out. A deal with was then agreed and a new factory was in France in 1994 in order to the new Smart car. (Which stands for Swatch Mercedes

The resulting car was extremely short and and had only two seats. It was envisaged to had an advanced engine/propulsion system either hybrid or wholly technology, but in the end had conventional petrol or engines, all with 3 cylinders and

Development costs soared and it like the venture was not going to be (and since it went on in 1998 is hasn’t turned a for Mercedes-Benz), so Swatch pulled out Mercedes to go it alone.

In order to the range, the original 2 seater known as the City Coupe, the ForTwo) was developed into an top version, along with a edition roofless version the Crossblade. A neat two seat car called the Roadster (which was on the ForTwo) came along in followed by this car, the in 2004.

Despite the introduction of these new the Smart division of Mercedes to make big losses, and the sales of the new were a big disappointment for the company. So so that the Roadster was discontinued in and the ForFour is to stop production year (2006) after two years in production.

Personally I was to hear that the Roadster and the were to be discontinued as I find to be interesting looking cars are somewhat out of the ordinary. I bought model of the ForFour (by Kyosho) on the stand at the 2004 British show where there several of the new ForFours on display.

Mercedes through an arrangement Mitsubishi had developed the ForFour the new for 2003 Mitsubishi Colt and were built in the Netherlands at the factory (which was formerly by Volvo who were subsequently out by Mitsubishi). Despite it’s looks, the ForFour was a totally four cylindered front drive hatchback but which more than similarly cars (including it’s car the new Colt) thanks to the cachet of the brand. Consequently it proved a seller and thanks to the overall financial health of the Smart Mercedes pulled the plug on the in 2006.

Kyosho obviously did not put a lot of effort this model of the ForFour. The plastic brake discs pretty basic and their even a proper engine in it a lump of silver painted seen from below-the does not open). The front open on dog-leg hinges is usual for even the most current budget models at

However, in terms of scale and it looks accurate and the lights and detailing are good.

As I’m in the middle of a house move 2006) all my models are packed in storage so I’m not able to this model properly to mark it according to my rating Hence the ratings below are but over all it is generally above in most categories. Once my is out of storage I’ll add a proper scale to this review.

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