Smart #1 Pro: Affordable electric innovation hits UK roads

  • The Smart #1 Pro is an affordable addition to its electric lineup at £31,950.
  • Notable features include a 193-mile WLTP range, 200kW output, and rapid 130kW DC charging.
  • CEO David Browne anticipates a value-driven response, highlighting safety and trim options.

The latest entry in the Smart #1 lineup, accelerating budget-friendly emobility

Smart, the renowned electric vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled a new member in its acclaimed #1 lineup—the #1 Pro. Launched in the UK on January 26th, 2024, this model aims to broaden the accessibility of Smart’s electric offerings. With a starting price of £31,950, positioning it as an affordable entry point into the #1 range.

The #1 Pro inherits the single motor, rear-wheel drive drivetrain from its predecessor, the Pro+, but distinguishes itself by opting for a smaller 49kWh battery. This choice, while reducing costs, maintains a practical 193-mile WLTP range.

- Advertisement -

Performance enthusiasts will find solace in the Pro’s 200kW output, propelling it from 0-62mph in a respectable 6.7 seconds. Complementing this, the 130kW DC charging capability allows for a rapid 10-80% top-up in under 30 minutes.

David Browne, Smart UK’s CEO, said:

“The arrival of the #1 Pro on UK shores completes the #1 line-up, providing an exceptional value proposition for customers who require less range while expecting just as much in the way of style and substance. Accompanied by a new series of an extremely compelling PCP deals across the #1 range, we’re very excited to see how the public responds to this new offering.”

The infotainment system, coupled with a 12.8-inch high-definition central screen, integrates with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Pro has a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, a three-year unlimited mileage vehicle warranty, and complimentary Over The Air (OTA) system updates—aligning it with the stringent safety standards upheld by the rest of the #1 lineup.

The #1 Pro joins the existing array of the Pro+, Premium, and BRABUS trim levels. This presents consumers with a spectrum of choices catering to diverse preferences and budgets. As Smart positions itself to capture a broader market share, the introduction of the #1 Pro, combined with compelling PCP deals, is poised to garner interest among electric vehicle enthusiasts across the UK.

Related Articles