From a German website link

Basically, the new fortwo and forfour (possibly not that name but still the four seat version) will go on the market in Europe in November 2014. The US (and Canada probably) will not see the new fortwo until sometime in 2015, and there's still no confirmation the four seater will be sold in this market.  So, for about a year, the 453 and 451 (for the US, Canada and China) will all be produced at the Hambach plant (smartville.)

As a side note, the article mentions that the current fortwo electric drive will continue to be produced on the 451 platform until sometime in 2016 when it will transition to the 453 platform.

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After 2015, will the Smart be built alongside the Renault Twingo in Slovenia by those famous Yugo auto workers ?????

As mentioned in the article, the four seat 453 will be built alongside the latest Renault Twingo four seater at Renault's factory in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The Renault Dacia is the hottest selling car in its class and even with the sluggish European car market, Renault is one of only two major EU manufacturers to increase sales in November - they must be doing something right. The Yugo plant was in Serbia and is currently operated by Fiat (Chrysler) and now produces the Fiat 500L.

Robert Stout said:

After 2015, will the Smart be built alongside the Renault Twingo in Slovenia by those famous Yugo auto workers ?????

So, it's the Fiat 500 in the Yugo plant. That's amusing.

MJB 

jwight said:

As mentioned in the article, the four seat 453 will be built alongside the latest Renault Twingo four seater at Renault's factory in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The Renault Dacia is the hottest selling car in its class and even with the sluggish European car market, Renault is one of only two major EU manufacturers to increase sales in November - they must be doing something right. The Yugo plant was in Serbia and is currently operated by Fiat (Chrysler) and now produces the Fiat 500L.

Robert Stout said:

After 2015, will the Smart be built alongside the Renault Twingo in Slovenia by those famous Yugo auto workers ?????

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