Smart has officially launched its first-ever sports utility coupé, the Smart #3, at an exclusive brand event during the Auto Shanghai. The design of the Smart #3 represents an even sportier interpretation of the design philosophy created by the Mercedes-Benz global design team, while keeping state-of-the-art connectivity as the guiding principle. With the launch of the Smart #3, Smart remains true to its original vision of exploring the best solutions for future urban mobility.
The design of the Smart #3 is defined by seamless, smooth lines and athletic curves, aimed at enhancing its aerodynamic performance. The body is further accentuated with numerous detailing. At the front, slimmed down CyberSparks LED headlights are paired with a distinctive “shark nose” and A-shape wide grill. On the sides, the prominent two-tone roof meets with the signature line that resembles a tensed bow, creating a smooth, elegant sporty fastback silhouette. The spoiler, C-pillar and the rear fender combined with the bumper create a modern curvature and taillights with pixelated elements support the premium feeling. In the interior, the cockpit takes up the sporty energy with circular shapes evocative of turbine intakes, embedding voluminous elements throughout a calm and stylish architecture. The sculpted dashboard flows seamlessly into a high console, housing the central cockpit, a 12.8-inch elevated central screen.
The first information about the powertrain technology was revealed last autumn by the application for registration of the model in China. According to the application, there will be a single-engine version with 200 kW and a four-wheel-drive model with 315 kW, just like the #1. The electric motors will be supplied by Weirui Electric Auto Technology. The NMC batteries are to come from the suppliers CALB and Sunwoda – but nothing is known about their size yet. The #1 is known to have 66 kWh. The portal CnEVPost now published further data on the Smart #3 for China. The single-engine version is said to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, the all-wheel drive version in 4.3 seconds and the Brabus version in 3.6 seconds. The range is given as 520, 555 and 580 kilometres according to Chinese standards.
“As an all-electric pioneer Smart is committed to uncompromising quality of experience and interactions,” said Dirk Adelmann, CEO Smart Europe. “Our goal has always been to address the multifaceted and changing needs for mobility. Therefore, Smart will keep on expanding its product family to offer a variety of cars that optimally suit different customer groups and lifestyles.”