smart Concept #1 – the herald for the new generation of smart models

Entering a new era, smart reveals the Concept #1 at the IAA MOBILITY 2021. The near-production concept car provides a clear insight into the brand’s new generation of all-electric vehicles. The compact SUV transfers very compact exterior dimensions and the iconic smart design into a new vehicle concept with a higher premium and high-tech claim.

“We’re celebrating an important milestone with the smart Concept #1, which is the forerunner of the next smart generation,” says Daniel Lescow, Vice President Global Sales, Marketing & After-Sales of smart Automobile Co., Ltd. “The near-production study is an exciting taste of what our customers can expect from the smart brand.”

Concept#1_Front View

Painted glossy white, the smart Concept #1 is recognisable as a smart at first glance, but at the same time its progressive design is an impressive statement of the brand's transformation. Balanced proportions, a powerful sculpture, the usual short overhangs at the front and rear and a progressive design language characterise the SUV concept vehicle. Striking design elements in anthracite and black in the lower body area emphasise the robustness of the sport utility vehicle.

Concept#1_Exterior

One of the central design features is the large panoramic glass roof with a striking ring of light. The seamless transition to the windscreen and to the window surfaces of the frameless doors make the roof appear to float above the body - an impression further enhanced by the atmospheric roof lighting.

Concept#1_Roof

Another eyecatcher of the smart Concept #1 are its distinctive 21-inch wheels with their unique “honeycomb” tread design.

Concept#1_Tire

With its suicide doors the smart Concept #1 allows for an unobstructed view of the generously dimensioned interior – due to the absence of a B-pillar when the doors are open.

Concept#1_Door

Thanks to its wheels positioned far out to the corners of the vehicle the interior is exceptionally spacious in relation to the compact exterior dimensions. Like the future five-seater production model, the four-seater study therefore offers space on par with vehicles from higher segments.

Concept#1_Interior1

The light streaming in through the panoramic glass roof further enhances the subjective sense of space and contributes significantly to the interior’s lounge-like atmosphere.

Concept#1_Interior2

Sophisticated details such as the ambient light integrated into the vehicle floor, or the extremely elegant air vents underline the premium claim of the new smart model generation.

Concept#1_Interior3

One of the design highlights in the interior of the smart Concept #1 is the centre console, which floats between the front seats and merges seamlessly with the iconic dashboard design. The central control element is the free-standing 3D touchscreen with a 12.8-inch display.

 

 

For further information about the smart Concept #1, you can download the press material including a wide selection of high-resolution photos Newsroom smart

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