Smart Concept # 1, the new electric SUV shows off on the road


The new course of Smart will begin & agrave; with the debut of its new electric SUV . At the 2021 Munich Motor Show, the brand unveiled Concept # 1, a concept car that anticipates the shapes of the new battery-powered SUV. A prototype that shouldn't differ too much from the production version. The launch of the production model is; expected in the course of 2022 . Meanwhile, Smart is carrying out development tests on its new electric car. Precisely this model & egrave; been, now, paparazzi on the road.

Although the car still appears disguised, spy photos allow you to observe different aspects of the look of the car. It is noted that the differences with the concept car should actually be minimal. The front and rear overhangs remain very short. Although you can't see the front well, the light clusters appear to be the same as the concept car. The rear part also appears substantially identical to that of the prototype that we have had the opportunity to see closely.

The doors, on the other hand, appear “traditional”. The prototype seen in Munich featured rear doors that opened into the wind. The spy photos, on the other hand, show the presence of a central pillar which suggests a more suitable solution; classic but much more; practical.

Smart's electric SUV will present & agrave; a length of 4.29 meters with a wheelbase of 2.75 meters. Therefore, space on board should certainly not be lacking. The new model of Smart pogger & agrave; on the Geely SEA platform developed explicitly for electric cars. Daimler, on the other hand, which together with Geely controls Smart, took care of the design and interior design.

As for the powertrain, there are still no certainties. There is talk of an autonomy of 430-440 km but Smart has not provided precise information on the engine. However, it seems that Smart's electric SUV could be offered in more; versions with motors of different powers and with different capacities; battery. All that remains is to wait for the presentation of Smart's new electric model to find out all the details including the price and the date of arrival at the dealerships.

[Spy photo: CarScoops]


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