September 28, 2006 Eight years after it was first launched, the iconic smart fortwo is about to be superceded. The new smart fortwo, which will be launched in the spring of 2007, will not be on show at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile this weekend as apparently the world premiere will take place some time later this year, at a location outside of the trade fair circuit. The Mercedes-owned company is dropping plenty of hints about what the new model will look like, releasing sketches of the new model this week and intimating via press release that a sand sculpture could be seen during the German beach volleyball championships that was closely based on the new model.