2017 Smart ForTwo cabrio: Cheapest convertible in US at $19k

The A453 Smart ForTwo cabrio will become the cheapest convertible available in the USA when it goes on sale in the fall for US$18,900.

The 2017 Smart ForTwo cabrio will start at US$18,900 for the manual, and US$19,890 for dual-clutch automated transmission. Although it will be the only convertible under US$20,000, it will also be most expensive model in the US Smart lineup which starts US$14,650 for the Smart ForTwo Pure hatch.

The electric canvas top can slide back like a giant sunroof, or it go all the way back for the full convertible experience if you remove the roof bars. The canvas roof retracts in 12 seconds.

Full specifications will be announced closer to launch.