A Gucci color scheme full of white and gold is the last thing you’d expect in a mini car like a Smart one but what about in the future?
At the IAA Mobility 2021 motor show in Munich, Mercedes unveiled the concept #1 for the Smart EV which is set to arrive in 2023.
Started as a collaboration with Volvo to turn Smart into an EV-only brand back in 2019, this is the first time we see what Mercedes has in mind.
At first look, the design is kind of reminiscent of the Countryman, Mini’s largest car so far, but it’s the details that set this EV concept apart.
“Concept #1 is 4,290mm long and 1,698mm tall – so slightly longer than a VW Golf overall, with a roofline that sits more than 10cm higher than the current Nissan Juke’s,” says AutoExpress.
As you can see, it’s pure luxury.
With a big glass roof, LED light bars, gold-finished interiors full of tech and a rear scissor door rarely seen in more budget-friendly cars, this Daimler-designed electric car is one electric vehicle you could ride in style.
The EV tech will be provided by the Geely Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) and similar to vehicles from other sister brands like Volvo and Lotus.
Right now, there’s no technical information coming from Smart but, according to some experts, you should expect the battery size to be between 58kWh and 100kWh, while the single motor will be around 260bhp.