Milton Keynes, UK – May 2022. To coincide with the UK media debut of the all-new smart #1, smart has confirmed the timing and pre-ordering details for the Launch Edition model.
Signalling the first opportunity for customers to join smart in the next exciting chapter of its renewal journey, order books for the smart #1 in the UK will open in December 2022 with an exclusive 100 Launch Edition examples available ahead of first deliveries in mid-2023.
The compact smart #1 SUV represents a new generation of all-electric smart models, featuring a dynamic blend of all-new design, impressive cabin space and state-of-the-art technology.
The Launch Edition closely mirrors the concept smart #1 showcar that was revealed in Munich last year, with only 1,000 being available across Europe as a whole. On the outside, its exclusive combination of white body and gold roof, the smart #1 Launch Edition offers customers unique signature design cues as the range’s halo model. A bespoke Launch Edition Halo Roof brings an exclusive aesthetic to the vehicle, featuring an intricate chequered pattern for a striking, futuristic appearance. Its 19” Prism alloys mirror the same design, while exclusive interior trim colours and a two-tone leather interior highlights its upmarket character even further.
The highest level of features available on the smart #1 are included on the Launch Edition, including matrix LED headlamps, 13-speaker Beats audio system, adaptive cruise control, fully automated parking system and wireless smartphone charging.
Customers benefit from a fully interconnected ecosystem linking the vehicle with the smart app and the cloud, allowing customers to easily integrate their smart #1 into their daily lives. A customisable user interface is supported by a bespoke environment for in-car apps, featuring an intelligent avatar with AI-based voice control as a convenient companion on the move.
Equipped with an advanced fully electric powertrain, the driver benefits from an engaging experience behind the wheel, with the smart #1 delivering the thrill of seamless acceleration via 272PS (200kW) of power and 343Nm of torque.
The dynamic power delivery is complemented perfectly by the powertrain’s efficiency, expected to deliver 273 miles of range under the WLTP combined cycle (subject to certification). Where journey charging is required, the smart #1 can be charged from 10% to 80% in under 30 minutes, providing further confidence and convenience on the road.
David Browne, CEO smart UK, said: “The smart #1 represents the start of a new era for our brand. Its comprehensive offering of outstanding design, exceptional space utilisation and connected solutions is confidence-inspiring to customers and is a strong signal of intent for our product portfolio moving forward. Our Launch Edition offers customers an exclusive opportunity to be the first to experience our vision for a new generation of fully electric urban mobility when it hits the road mid-next year.”
Reflecting the progressive, future-ready design of the smart #1, smart will be offering a full, end-to-end omnichannel purchasing experience via www.future.smart.com, using a seamless blend of physical showrooms and digital retail channels to the customer – giving them the power to decide exactly how and when to obtain information and make purchase decisions.