smart has presented completely visually and digitally revised fortwo and forfour models at the 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Progressive design meets intelligent connectivity and solely battery-electric powertrains. The new smart fortwo coupé, cabrio and forfour models thereby offer a sustainable and comprehensive mobility concept.
A smart makes life in the city easier. With its radical concept and new ideas, smart has always offered the right solutions for urban daily life. At the same time, it is always easy to use and intuitive to understand. Trimmed down to the essentials, a smart gives you more time, more energy and, above all, more freedom.
With the systematic switch to battery-electric powertrain technology, smart is now driving back to the future. The brand does not need to reinvent itself at all to do so, it merely has to rediscover itself. Because electric power was always meant to be at the heart of the smart. To express this, the designers drew inspiration from the iconic details of the first generations and interpreted them for the new era of electric mobility. As a result, an original becomes what it has always been: an electric original.
"The new smart is radically simple. We orchestrated the typical smart identity with the new faces“, explains Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. "In line with the smart DNA, we lower the grille and the headlamps above it and in this way create a sporty, progressive appearance."
Powertrain wise, the entire electric range is offered with an 82hp electric motor connected to a 17.6kWh battery. Total range for all three cars is just shy of 100 miles – perfect for three small urban vehicles – and each can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in under 40 minutes. As you’d expect, there’s also regenerative braking to maximise range whilst on the move.
Cleverly, smart haven’t created these three cars on the assumption that everyone has access to a powerful wall charger. As such, they note that the new smart cars can be charged by a standard 230V socket to offer decent range in as little as 3.5 hours.
The smart EQ control app brings electrifying mobility to drivers' smartphones. It is the digital companion for smart drivers and enables them to retrieve the status of their vehicle remotely. As a result, they always know their vehicle's range and the battery charge level, and can conveniently plan their daily trips. Pre-entry climate control, which allows heating or cooling the car conveniently via app, is another of the app's important functions.
Since their introduction last year, customers have been using the digital services every two days on average. The further advancement of the smart EQ control app is based on this group's feedback, wishes and suggestions for improvement.
Customers who only have a conventional household socket at home will be satisfied EV drivers thanks to the low consumption of the smart electric models. The smart charges enough for the average daily driving distance in a little over 3.5 hours at a 230V socket - entirely without a wallbox. Anyone who travels more often and above all farther from home will be delighted with the charging convenience of the smart EQ control app. The seamless integration of the registration and billing process at public charging stations in the completely redesigned smart EQ control app makes the smart a true everywhere charger.
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All you have to do is pick a colour, and your new smart is complete. That choice is now even more difficult, however, because the new models are available in new, fresh colours. In the interior, there are new designs for the upholstery fabric.
Look out for further announcements regarding order dates and on the road prices.