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smart to showcase newly designed fortwo and forfour at IAA 2019

smart will be presenting its completely visually and digitally revised fortwo and forfour models at the 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Progressive design meets intelligent connectivity and solely battery-electric powertrains. The new smart fortwo coupé, cabrio and forfour models thereby offer a sustainable and comprehensive mobility concept.

The original smart was already electric. Back in 1972, during the initial deliberations on an urban traffic vehicle, the concept was purely battery-powered. Visionary Nicolas Hayek also envisioned the smart with a zero-emission powertrain from the start. Since 2007, smart has offered an all-electric option in every generation. Now smart is switching systematically to emission-free, battery-electric powertrain technology. smart is the world’s first automotive manufacturer to switch from combustion engines to electric powertrains across the board.

Cool, trimmed-down design with pronounced, powerful wheel wells plus short overhangs and customisable touches are some ways one can describe the exterior of the new generation of smart. Integrated optional Full-LED headlamps and redesigned radiator grilles tie in seamlessly with the last show cars.

The revised interior impresses above all with new, expanded stowage options and a re-designed UX concept. The future infotainment generation features smartphone integration and thereby offers customers their accustomed digital user environment in their own car.

Be it status information about the car itself, electric charging, finding parking and getting directions, loading the smart efficiently, sharing it with friends and family, or easily finding your way back to the smart – the smart EQ control app and the “ready to“ services do this in intuitive mobile applications, the all-new user interface makes operating the services child’s play and turns any smart into a true connected car.

The new equipment level structure is radically simple – simply smart. The base model is available with three equipment lines: passion, pulse and prime. In addition, customers can choose one of three equipment packages: Advanced, Premium or Exclusive, and finally their preferred colour. As a result, every smart is fully customisable in three steps.

The all-electric driving experience opens up a new dimension in driving enjoyment. Instantly available torque, seamless acceleration, and almost absolute silence to boot. The new smart models systematically continue to play to all the strengths of the electric technology. Thanks to clever packaging and the return to the core of the brand, the concept remains light and resource-friendly, and offers sustainable mobility in metropolitan areas.

With its optional 22 kW on-board charger with rapid-charging function (standard in the UK), the new models are charged from 10% to 80% range in just under 40 minutes if three-phase charging is possible, depending on local conditions. Thanks to the cooperation with charging network partner Plugsurfing, customers can now use virtually all charging stations. Registration and billing for all of this is done with the all-new smart EQ control app.

Like the smart, the corporate identity is also getting a major facelift. The corporate identity is aligned with the brand promise “ease urban life“. Because just as the smart makes life in the city easier, so the new design becomes simple, liberating and even a bit radical.

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