This might be your lucky day if you’re a British resident who has always wished they could afford the brand new, all-electric Smart #1.
Smart #1 Price Cut
There has been a significant $6,200 price cut compared to the current entry-level Smart #1 Pro+, so this is no small cut. For several years, that will be more than enough to power Smart #1. Along with the new price of $39,450, the small crossover also got a name change, becoming Smart #1 Pro. It has passed the Hyundai Kona Electric and Jeep Avenger and is now aiming at the Kia Niro EV and the MG4 SR.
Smart #1 Details
The lineup began with Pro+ before the new Pro version arrived, and even with the price cut, the impressive equipment list is still there. Introducing the 49-kWh battery pack, a compact option that boasts a range of 193 miles and supports 130 kW of fast charging. With 200 kW and 342 Nm of torque, this tiny crossover can go from zero to sixty-two miles per hour in 6.7 seconds, which is impressive, but it’s still one second slower than the Volvo EX30, which has the same drivetrain.
In terms of standard features, you can expect to find things like a powered tailgate, heated seats, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a 12.8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 360-degree parking camera system. For a basic electric vehicle, that’s reasonably good.
The reimagined Smart brand has started a sort of offensive. The Smart #1, which debuted in Europe last year and has since become quite popular, is powered by Geely’s SEA platform, which is used by several other brands, including Volvo and Zeekr. This compact crossover packs a surprising punch thanks to its excellent design, spacious interior, and powerful engine. Since Mercedes is in charge of the design, we can thank them for the luxurious interior that would be at home in a much more expensive car.