The intelligent, all-electric, premium car brand smart has released preliminary design details and the official name of the second model set to launch since the brand’s renewal. The new smart #3 is an all-electric SUV coupé with an outstanding sporty and avant-garde design.
Like the smart #1, the interior and exterior design of the smart #3 is a creation of the Mercedes-Benz global design team. Blending sportiness and dynamism with elegance and beauty, the truly original exterior of the smart #3 is defined by athletic curves and smooth, seamless lines. The result is an emotionally charged design that is defined by vibrancy and energy.
The design is further accentuated by a range of stand-out details. At the front, slimmed down LED headlights are paired with a strong “shark nose” and an A-shaped wide grille. On the sides, the prominent two-tone roof meets with the smooth, continuous e-line that connects the A-pillar and C-pillar, creating an elegant and sporty fastback silhouette. The large, eye-catching alloy wheels add a powerful element, while scooped cooling ducts leave no question as to performance intent.
Dirk Adelmann, CEO smart Europe, said: “After launching the smart #1, we are excited to present the second model since our rebranding: The smart #3. It will be unveiled at Auto Shanghai and the car will be a vital element of our product portfolio that enables us to further shape urban mobility.”
From the rear, sketches show the smart #3 with a confident curvature created by the prominent spoiler, C-pillar, and strong rear fender and bumper. The look combines athletic appearance with elements of premium, progressively modern features, such as tail lights with pixelated elements.
“This muscular, yet elegantly sensual and perfectly balanced attraction of opposites makes the design an important milestone in the evolution of smart’s premiumness’ core value,” said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz AG. “The design of the #3 is emotionally confident, attracting and even thrilling the viewer.”
The smart #3 extends the new product range established by the smart #1, which has made its European market debut and is set to arrive in the UK in summer this year.
The smart #3 will be officially unveiled at the Shanghai motor show in next month. Further details on the new smart #3 for the European market will be released at a later stage.