Taking a different structure with the partnership of Mercedes-Benz and Geely, Smart is preparing to make the right of this decision. The company, known for its small models, will soon launch the electric SUV model.
It was announced that 50 percent of the Smart, which we know with its tiny cars, will take on a different structure after being purchased by the Chinese automotive giant Geely. The company shared the hint images of the Smart electric SUV, which will be the first step of this transformation.
Will be introduced in September
Known by the code name HX11, the electric SUV will be the first product Smart will launch since becoming a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Geely. Introduced at the Munich Motor Show in September, the model will be produced in China.
The drawings, which were recently shared as tips, allow us to get an idea of the exterior design of the electric SUV. Accordingly, the angled headlights on the front of the compact model, which seems to have a very sporty structure, seem to be connected by a light strip.
In addition, the large wheels, the roof and C-pillar contrasting with the body color, the Smart logo on the same column, hidden door handles and roof rails are among the details that make up the design of the Smart electric SUV. On the other hand, the car is said to have a large panoramic glass roof.
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Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s chief of design, said of the electric SUV they designed: “Our eSUV concept embodies all of Smart’s new DNA. It is a visionary approach that sets a new identity for the brand; it is more beautiful, sportier and of course more than before. cooler ”
The new electric SUV, which will have similar dimensions to the Mini Countryman, will be Smart’s largest car ever. In the car’s infrastructure, we will see Geely’s SEA platform, which will also be used in some of Volvo’s future models.
Smart says the new electric SUV will be a sustainable form of travel for young families, with its spacious interior with a premium look and feel. It is also among the information that the voice command system and digital key feature will be standard in every vehicle.
The technical specifications of the car are not yet clear, but Chinese sources state that an electric motor that produces 270 horsepower at the rear axle will be used and it will offer a driving range of 500 kilometers according to NEDC measurements in China. Therefore, we can expect around 40-45 percent less range in real world conditions.
Smart’s new electric SUV model is planned to go on sale next year. The product to be introduced next September will probably be a concept close to the production version. We will continue to convey the details of the subject to our valuable readers.