Smart #1 Review 2024

Smart #1 At A Glance

+New electric SUV.

-UK prices and specifications yet to be announced.

The new Smart #1 is an electric SUV set to rival the Peugeot e-2008 and Hyundai Kona Electric when it goes on sale later this year.

Similar in size to a Volkswagen T-Roc, the Smart #1 is the biggest vehicle ever produced by the brand. That means it's going to be relatively spacious inside, with space for four adults and a 411-litre boot (as well as a 15-litre 'frunk' at the front). Smart's also going for an upmarket approach. That's particularly evident in First Edition models with their white leather seats and gold interior highlights.

Infotainment in the Smart #1 will be provided by a 12.8-inch central touchscreen display, along with a 9.2-inch digital instrument binnacle and a 10.0-inch head-up display. You also get MBUX voice recognition as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Based on a Geely platform, the Smart #1 will have a 66kWh battery providing a range of up to 273 miles. 200kW rapid charging will top up the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in around half an hour.

Performance figures are yet to be confirmed, but the 272PS electric motor powering the rear wheels is likely to be provide pretty sharpish acceleration.

We'll have more information about prices and specifications ahead of the Smart #1 going on sale in the UK later in 2022.

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