Smart # 1 – 270 hp SUV opens a new chapter.  Brand ceases to be mini

Smart # 1 – 270 hp SUV opens a new chapter. Brand ceases to be mini


From Chinese soil directly to European plants! Although the fact that the new Smart # 1 was developed in close cooperation with the Chinese is no longer surprising, the design of the car is amazing. So far, the largest model in the range has been the Smart Forfour, designed for four people. Now the biggest will be the #1 electric SUV, made in China, with a length of 4.27 meters.

Smart #1 – the biggest and most powerful model ever

If you are a little cold after the news about the height of the body of Smart # 1 (MINI citizen it’s only 4.3 cm long), how about a 2.75 meter wheel (+8 cm compared to the Citizen)? It is so big that it would fit perfectly between the axles Smart EQ Fortwo! Well, five people will sit in the cabin, and the trunk has a capacity of l 411. There is also a “frunk” (trunk under the hood), in which you can load another 15 liters, which in practice are charging cables. .

However, the measurements are not the end of the shocking information. Smart # 1, like every new model of this brand, is electric. This is what we were expecting, but here the power of the drivetrain reaches up to 272 HP. Of course, it all goes to the rear axle. In addition, the driver of the compact SUV has 343 Nm of torque from the start and can accelerate to 180 km / h.

Smart # 1 sets a new direction for brand development

What about payment? Smart # 1 has a battery with a capacity of 66 kWh, which, according to the manufacturer, provides a range of 420-440 kilometers under good conditions. What’s next? The car can be charged even with direct current with a power of 150 kW, thanks to which filling the energy from 10 to 80 percent. should not exceed 30 minutes.

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A large screen with a youthful interface like from a game console

If it takes a long time, you can watch the series on the 12.8-inch screen of the infotainment system, because it has a standard computer resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. At first glance, the interface looks like confusion Mercedes MBUX and familiar drawings from Tesla. There is a small display behind the steering wheel – a 9.2-inch bar that displays only important information. Not enough? You are here! There is also a HUD projector that displays a 10-inch image on the windshield.

What? What else do we know about Smart #1? Apart from being an example of success for the brand, it should also be a very safe car. Passengers will be taken care of by a whole range of safety systems and seven airbags. Unfortunately, Smart didn’t divulge when the electric SUV will hit showrooms and how much you’ll have to pay for it. Simple math shows that it’s a lot (bigger + more powerful + more sophisticated + electric = drooooogi!).