The Smart #1, a pure electric SUV, is designed by Mercedes Benz based on Geely’s vast SEA architecture. The Smart brand is now jointly owned by Geely and Mercedes Benz Group. The Germans are responsible for the design and the Chinese are responsible for the platform & production.
From the side, notable design elements include the two-color body creating a floating roof effect, pop-out door handles, and black trim decorated wheel eyebrows and side skirts. The car runs on 19-inch wheels.
Smart has not announced the pricing info of the Pulse, for reference, the price range of the Pro+ and Premium is 209,200 – 245,000 RMB (29,500 – 34,500 USD).
The interior comes with a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel wrapped in leather and an optional 64-color interior ambient light with adjustable brightness and 13 Beats brand speakers. In addition, there is a 9.2-inch personalized slender LCD instrument display, a 10-inch heads-up display, and a floating 12.8-inch central control touchscreen. The screen is hooked to the “smart universe,” an intelligent human-computer interaction system with which most of the in-car functions can be controlled by voice commands. The Smart brand logo at the center of the steering wheel can be lit up. Other features include wireless charging, a level 2+ driving assistance system, leather seats, and front seat heating.
The power is unchanged compared to the current Smart #1 EV. Built on a rear-drive platform, the new Smart #1 Pulse is equipped with an electric motor with a maximum output of 200kW and 343Nm of torque. Motivated by this, Smart #1 can scoot to 100km/hr in 6.7 seconds. The motor is driven by a 66kWh ternary lithium battery pack with a CLTC driving range of 535km.