Smart unveiled the all-electric #1 over a year ago. The business plans to release one new model every year until 2027, with the Smart 3 debuting at the Shanghai Motor Show next month.
Last year’s leaks suggested that the 3 will feature at least two power outputs, implying a single- and dual-motor arrangement. The two power options produce 152 or 268 horsepower, which is comparable to the Smart 1’s output. Brabus already offers a tuned version of the 1 with 442 hp, and we’d love to see the larger 3 get the same treatment.
Range and battery size are likely to stay unknown until the formal announcement. Smart 3 will be powered by Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, which already powers Smart 1. The technique is also used by Volvo and Lynk & Co. Smart will announce the new Crossover on April 17. It will be available in China by the end of the year, but it will not be available in Europe until 2024. According to the company’s product strategy, the brand’s portfolio will extend to six or seven cars by 2027.
Keep in mind that Geely and Mercedes-Benz cooperatively develop Smart Evs, where in this project Mercedes-Benz handles exterior and interior design, while Geely is responsible for the tech and manufacturing.These two gigants have formed a 50-50 joint venture.