Smart #1

From RM 189,000 - 249,000
RM 2,113 | 9 years
RM 2,563 | 7 years
RM 3,373 |  5 years

Highlights

  • Premium interior
  • Comprehensive ADAS

Variant of the model

Model
OTR Price
Monthly
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2023 Smart #1 Pro
RM 189,000
RM 2,563.65
2023 Smart #1 Premium
RM 219,000
RM 2,970.58
2023 Smart #1 Brabus
RM 249,000
RM 3,377.51
2023 Smart #1 Pro
OTR Price Monthly
RM 189,000 RM 2,563.65
2023 Smart #1 Premium
OTR Price Monthly
RM 219,000 RM 2,970.58
2023 Smart #1 Brabus
OTR Price Monthly
RM 249,000 RM 3,377.51
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Car loan monthly installment
3 Years
RM 5,263.65
/ Month
5 Years
RM 3,373.65
/ Month
7 Years
RM 2,563.65
/ Month
Based on 90% loan amount with fixed-rate interest at 3.8%

Monthly installment (RM)
RM 2,848.50
Car Price (RM)
189,000.00
Down Payment (RM)
0.00

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Reviews

Overview

Summary

The Smart brand, returning with an all-new fully-electric B-segment SUV, Smart #1, launched officially in Malaysia.

It’s built on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) EV platform, designed by Mercedes-Benz’s in-house design division, and locally-distributed by Proton’s new subsidiary, Proton New Technology (PRO-NET).

Fully-imported (CBU - China), three variants are available (Pro - MYR 189,000, Premium - MYR 219,000, Brabus - MYR 249,000). 

Prices (OTR, w/o insurance) include an eight-year/200,000 KM high-voltage battery warranty, an eight-year/150,000 KM high-voltage component warranty, a four-year, unlimited mileage vehicle warranty, a two-year, unlimited mileage spare parts warranty, and 24/7 roadside service assistance.

Dual-tone exterior colours. Pro (Eclipse Black Roof - Digital White, Laser Red, Cyber Silver, Quantum Blue, Future Green). 

Premium (Eclipse Black Roof - Digital White, Laser Red, Cyber Silver, Quantum Blue, Future Green, Lumen Yellow/Atom Grey Matte Roof - Atom Grey Matte (MYR 5,000)). 

Brabus (Eclipse Black Roof - Digital White, Cyber Silver, Laser Red/Radiant Red Roof - Meta Black, Cyber Silver, Atom Grey Matte/Atom Grey Matte Roof - Atom Grey Matte (MYR 5,000)).


Exterior

Body Dimensions

Weighing in at 1,780 KG (Pro), 1,800 KG (Premium) and 1,900 KG (Brabus), the Smart #1 stands at 4,270 MM (Pro, Premium) and 4,300 MM (Brabus) long, 1,822 MM wide, 1,636 MM tall, and with a wheelbase spanning 2,750 MM.


Front View

A hatchback-like silhouette, it has an overall rounded exterior, parading smoothly- and cleanly-sculpted surfaces. 

The front-end sees a seamlessly-merged bonnet (unvented - Pro, Premium/vented - Brabus) and bumper (standard grille - Pro/illuminated standard grille - Premium/illuminated Brabus grille - Brabus).

Accentuating the layout are black trimmings (grille surround, front/rear lip, side skirts, fenders) with red accents (Brabus).


Rear View

Borderline bulbous, the rear-end compliments the horizontally-symmetrical waistline, while parading roundly-muscular quarter panels.

Featured is a roof-edge spoiler (short - Pro, Premium/elongated - Brabus), and illuminated ‘Smart’ emblem on the C-pillars.

Accentuating the layout are black trimmings (grille surround, front/rear lip, side skirts, fenders) with red accents (Brabus).


Headlamps

Linked and futuristic, variant Pro gets CyberSparks LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Features are automatic On/Off and high beam, manual levelling, and Follow-Me-Home function.

Variant Premium and Brabus get CyberSparks and Matrix LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Features are automatic On/Off, levelling and LED sequential turn signals, Follow-Me-Home/Welcome light functions, and adaptive high beam.


Tail Lamps

The tail lamps are in a full-width and slim light bar design, akin to Merc’s EQ SUVs. Fitted are LED units with LED sequential turn signals.


Side Mirror

Electronically-powered (fold, adjust), the side mirrors have LED sequential turn signals (Premium, Brabus), blind spot-indicators, automatic dimming, reverse-dipping and heating functions, and courtesy lights (Premium, Brabus).


Brakes

Fitted are ventilated (front) and solid (rear) disc brakes. Variant Brabus comes with red callipers. 

Drive is aided by an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold, and a brake energy recovery system (regeneration).

Wheels

Completing the look is a set of 19-Inch alloy rims in ‘Amp’ (Pro), ‘Rotor’ (Premium) and ‘Dynamo’ (Brabus) designs, wrapped in 235/45 R19 tyres.


Interior

Dashboard

The Smart #1 sees a modern cockpit, built with soft- and hard-touch panels in three interior schemes. ‘After Dark’ (Pro), ‘Dark Matter’ (Premium), and ‘Brabus’ (Brabus). 

Highlighted by a 64-colour (simple - Pro/extended - Premium, Brabus) ambient light system, the dash is commanded by a centre-standing infotainment unit.

Seamlessly-merged with the T-shaped dash is a high-rising centre console. Deleted of buttons and gear levers, it has a built-in cooling chiller.

Overall, it is well designed, very driver- and passenger-oriented. Every accessibility is within reach and user-friendly. 


Instrument Cluster

Installed is a 9.2-Inch fully-digital instrument cluster, accompanied by a 10-Inch fully-coloured Head-Up Display (HUD) (Premium, Brabus).


Seats

Interior of the five-seater sees all-black leatherette (Pro), leather (Premium), and Ultrasuede with red accents (Brabus) upholsteries.

Fitted up front are electronic-powered seats (10-way, memory), with driver courtesy function (auto adjust - ingress/egress), passenger touchscreen adjustment (seat position), ventilation (Premium, Brabus), centre armrest with chiller, and Brabus logo headrests (Brabus).

The rear gets a bench seat, featuring a 60:40 split-fold-slide configuration, seatback adjustment, and centre armrests.

Complementing the environment is a panoramic moonroof (interior)/panoramic Halo roof (exterior) with electric sunblind.


Space

Borderline bulbous, it offers plenty of head, shoulder and leg rooms, thus front and rear occupants get ample space.


Storage Space

Numerous storage areas. E.g., centre console partitioned spaces, under-stowage and armrest chiller, a large-sized glove box, and seat back and side door pockets.

Steering Functions

Mounted is a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with illuminated Smart logo (centre - Premium, Brabus), wrapped in PU leather (Pro), leather (Premium), and Alcantara with illuminated Brabus logo (bottom - Brabus).   

Features are multi-switches (Bluetooth, media, vehicle settings), column adjustments (tilt, telescopic), and the drive is aided by an Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system.

Cup Holders

Multiple cup and bottle holders, strategically located around the cabin.

Charging Ports

Equipped with multiple charging outlets. E.g., USB ports and 12 V sockets. Also included is a wireless charger.

Build Quality


Boot Space

Accessing its powered-tailgate (with kick-sensor - Premium, Brabus), opens up to 323-Litres (seats up) and 986-Litres (seats folded) of load capacity.

Thanks to the rear bench’s slide function (130 MM adjust), the seated-up volume increases to 411-Litres. Also provided is a front trunk (frunk – 15-Litres). 


Features

Active Safety

The Smart #1 features the following set of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Standard are Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with City/Urban/Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection, Front Collision Mitigation Support (FCMS), Rear Collision Mitigation Support (RCMS), Emergency Lane Keep Assist (ELKA), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Automated Lane Change Assist (ALCA), Evasive Manoeuvre Assist (EMA), Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), Driver Performance Monitoring (DPM), Highway Assist (HWA), Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), 360 Visual Park Assist, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Assist, and Cornering Brake Control (CBC).

Variants Premium and Brabus add on Full Autonomous Parking (FAP), Parking Emergency Brake (PEB), and Autonomous Parking Assist (APA). 

Passive Safety

Passive safety comprises seven airbags (driver-passenger, driver knee, front side, front-rear curtain), seat belts (reminder, pretensioner, anchor), ISOFIX (top tether), Door Opening Warning (DOW) (Brabus), Electric Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold (EPB), parking cameras (reverse, 360-degree), blind-spot indicators, parking sensors (front, rear), auto-dimming rear-view mirrors (interior, exterior), impact beams (side, front), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with digital display, Hello Smart app (vehicle status monitoring, vehicle locate/tracking), and theft notification.

Drive Modes

Three standard drive modes, ECO, COMFORT and SPORT. The Brabus variant adds on a BRABUS mode, and a simulated engine sound function.

Also incorporated is a Single Pedal Drive and E-Pedal.

Infotainment

Installed is a 12.8-Inch centre-floating LCD touchscreen, supporting 4G/WiFi/Hotspot connectivity, Bluetooth, navigation, voice command (Smart Companion), and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless). 


Sound System

Entertainment is channelled through a standard five-speaker setup (Pro), and a 13-speaker (640 W) Beats by Dre High-end sound system with two sound modes, Classic and Beats. (Premium, Brabus). 


Performance

Engine

The Smart #1 harbours two variant-specific powertrains. 

Variant Pro and Premium get a single rear-mounted electric motor, generating 200 KW/268 HP and 343 NM of torque.

Variant Brabus fuses two electric motors, front- and rear-mounted, producing 315 KW/422 HP and 543 NM of torque.

Transmission

Mated to the setups is a single-speed automatic transmission.

Drivetrain

Variant Pro and Premium incorporate a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) system, while variant Brabus sees an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system.

Acceleration

Acceleration from 0 to 100 KM/H is done in 6.7 seconds (Pro, Premium) and 3.9 seconds (Brabus). Top speed is 180 KM/H (Pro, Premium, Brabus). 

Fuel Consumption

Juicing-up the e-motors are 49 KWH Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) (Pro) and 66 KWH Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) (Premium, Brabus) batteries. 

Total driving range (WLTP) is 315 KM (Pro), 440 KM (Premium), and 400 KM (Brabus).

Variant Pro comes with a 7.5 KW AC charger, enabling a 10% to 80% State of Charge (SoC) in six hours.

Variants Premium and Brabus adopt a 22 KW AC charger, enabling a 10% to 80% SoC in three hours.

Standard (Pro, Premium, Brabus) is a 150 KW DC charger, enabling a 10% to 80% SoC in 22 minutes (Pro) and 29 minutes (Premium, Brabus).

Also included is a 3.3 KW Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) function. 


Comfort

Convenience

Standard, the Smart #1 features Smart Keyless Entry (flush door handles, engine Start/Stop button), powered-tailgate with kick-sensor, powered-seats, driver courtesy seat function, rear seat slide adjustment (+130 MM - legroom), armrests (front, rear), armrest chiller compartment (front), roof console (sunglass storage), dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents and N95 air filter, panoramic moonroof (interior)/panoramic Halo roof (exterior) with electric sunblind, steering wheel (multi-switches, column adjustments, EPAS), illuminated door sill plates, automatic headlamps and wipers, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors (exterior, interior), blind-spot indicators, parking cameras (reverse, 360-degree), parking sensors (front, rear), and a wireless charger. 

Ride Comfort

Variants Pro and Premium incorporate a Macpherson strut (front) and Multilink (rear) suspension setup, cruising on the Comfort setting.

Variant Brabus features a Macpherson strut (front) and Multilink (rear) suspension setup, running on the Sport setting.

The e-SUV delivers a high-power density, high efficiency and high-power reliability. Ultimately, it has superior roadholding, great handling stability and agility at high speeds.

Sound Insulation

The build is very well-equipped, offering a high level of NVH comfort (Noise, Vibration, Harshness). 

Overall, the cabin is able to suppress unwanted noises well and make them barely noticeable, in most of the day-to-day driving environment.

Wrap Up

Conclusion

The all-new Smart #1 exudes an all-around sophisticated and sporty outlook. Its smooth and seamless silhouette is simply electrifying.

Stepping inside is like stepping into the future, with its high-tech cockpit design and the overall premium-crafted cabin.

All in all, the build quality is excellent, and with its enticing price range, Smart’s all-new e-SUV is a bargain, especially with all the bells and whistles it has.


User Experience

4 /5
69 User Ratings
69 User Ratings
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Satisfaction
Sound system (Beats by Dre)Abundant convenience feature
Disappointment
Exterior design (identity crisis)Manual rear seat adjustments

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