I guess the concept wouldn't have allowed as many shared Renault parts (at a claimed >70%, that must include body components as well, or windows at the 4 door)
I must say, on that very first pic, I kind of liked the new Smart, but the more I look at it, the less I do. I really looks weird with that pseudo two box front end (which is even useless, as there is neither an engine nor a trunk below it), and the resulting proportions remind me of those Aixam etc. 45km/h mobiles, that can be driven without a drivers license (and as a result, in SUtria are called "Drinker Porsche"
At least, it seems safe: