smart Has Completed First Testing of New Generation All-Electric SUV Prototype
(Hangzhou) Shortly following the first release of the all new concept car exterior sketches, smart, the premium all-electric automobile and technology brand, has successfully tested its new generation all-electric SUV prototype at Yancheng Automotive Proving Ground, located at the China Automotive Technology & Research Centre. The vehicle showcased mature engineering R&D status, performing beyond expectation.
During the test, the vehicle was tested on various road conditions, including extreme driving conditions, displaying excellent performance in areas such as NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness), ride and handling, linear acceleration, emergency braking and etc. “The R&D team will make full use of the valuable data obtained from this test to improve the overall performance of the vehicle for the coming stages” said Mr. Yang Jun, Vice President of Research and Development, smart Automobile Co., Ltd. “Thanks all of our stakeholders for their strong support, the vehicle’s technical maturity is progressing rapidly.”
Performance Beyond Expectation
Mr. Yang Jun, Vice President of Research and Development of smart Automobile Co., Ltd.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Engel, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of R&D, Program Management & Procurement of Daimler Greater China, said: “ The maturity of the prototype we saw today is on a quite good way. From technical perspective, the vehicle shows the ideal synthesis of premium design provided by the Mercedes-Benz design team and all the technical features we want to achieve.”
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Engel, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of R&D, Program Management & Procurement of Daimler Greater China
Mr. Tong Xiangbei, Global Chief Executive Officer, smart Automobile Co., Ltd., said, "Since the company’s founding at the end of 2019, the R&D team has put together a highly mature prototype. We are currently very satisfied with all aspects of the performance of the vehicle. The achievements of the testing even exceeded our expectations.”
Mr. Tong Xiangbei, Global Chief Executive Officer, smart Automobile Co., Ltd.
The all-new smart concept car will celebrate its world premiere at the Munich International Auto Show (IAA) in September this year, while the new generation all-electric SUV will be launched in 2022. With the introduction of the new generation vehicle, smart will deliver an all-electric mobility experience with premium, high-tech elements to avant-garde trendsetters and young urban families alike, realizing the vision to design a smarter future!
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smart corporate introduction
Established in 2019, smart Automobile Co., Ltd. is a global joint venture between Mercedes-Benz AG and Geely Auto Group with the mission to transform smart into a world-leading, premium, all-electric automobile and technology brand.
The new generation of smart vehicles is designed by the worldwide Mercedes-Benz Design network and developed by the Geely global engineering network with future production in China. A new all-electric vehicle architecture SEA will become the foundation for smart’s entry into the premium BEV range with its first SUV vehicle set to launch in the second half of 2022.
smart Automobile Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo with its operational sales functions based in China and Germany.