For the first 501 customers who make a pre-order of the smart #1 via the “Hello smart” app, you will get to enjoy early bird benefits. Not only will you be one of the first to own the #1, you will also receive charging credits worth RM1,001 in the app.
The charging credits will be credited to your account in the app upon delivery of your smart #1 so you can enjoy a seamless charging experience through the app that has integrated more than 70% of available public charging locations. The smart #1 can be reserved through the Hello smart app by placing a RM1,000 booking fee which is refundable.
The smart #1 will be available in 3 variants i.e. #1 Pro, #1 Premium, and #1 BRABUS, that have been specifically tailored for the Malaysian market. The Pro and Premium variants carry a chic design and offer an exhilarating driving experience, while the BRABUS model is a high-performance EV with a striking exterior design and a bright, sporty interior.
The smart #1 Pro variant features low drag 19″ alloy wheels, and a panoramic Halo Roof for more natural light. Energy comes from a 49 kWh LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery to give it a driving range of 315 km (WLTP).
On the other hand, the #1 Premium offers additional features including CyberSparksLED + Matrix headlamps, an illuminated front grille, and a larger 66 kWh NMC (lithium nickel manganese cobalt) battery that offers a 440 km driving range (WLTP). It is equipped with a single motor which provides 200 kW (268 hp) and 343 Nm to the rear wheels.
Meanwhile, the #1 BRABUS is designed for those seeking performance. With a dual motor, all-wheel-drive set-up, this #1 can do the century sprint in 3.9 seconds. Its performance figures are 315 kW (422 hp) and 543 Nm, and comes with a BRABUS-tuned soundtrack. Driving range is a practical 400 km (WLTP).
smart #1 Pro comes with 5 exterior colour choices i.e. Digital White, Laser Red, Cyber Silver, Quantum Blue, and Future Green. The Premium adds to that Atom Grey – Matte and Lumen Yellow. As for interior upholstery, the #1 Pro features the standard “After Dark” trim, while Premium comes in a 2-tone white and black “Dark Matter” trim. Both variants have an Eclipse Black Roof unless you pick the Atom Grey – Matte option which is only available with a body coloured roof.
The #1 BRABUS has 7 colour combinations. If you choose the Radiant Red roof, you can select from Atom Grey – Matte, Meta Black, and Cyber Silver exterior colours. If you prefer the Black roof, you have a choice of Digital White, Laser Red, and Cyber Silver. Lastly, the Atom Grey – Matte choice comes with an exclusive matte body-coloured roof. For the interior, it gets an exclusive ‘BRABUS’ trim.
The retail prices for smart #1 Pro, Premium and BRABUS will range between RM200,000 to RM250,000 (on the road, without insurance).
As an aside, an enhanced Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between smart & PROTON. Present at the signing in Nanning, China were Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer, PROTON; Roslan bin Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer; PROTON, and Malaysian delegates including representatives from MITI, MIDA, MGTC and MARii.
“We are proud to be at the forefront of the smart brand’s arrival in the ASEAN region, as smart Automobile announces its first delivery ceremony for the smart #1 in Malaysia. This milestone means that smart Malaysia is now ready to begin delivering the vehicle to customers in Q4 this year, with our 9 dealerships gearing up to welcome them. We are also excited to announce our #1 Early Bird benefit program, which will reward customers who grab this opportunity to be among the first owners of the smart #1. As we continue to blaze a trail in the region’s EV market, we invite everyone to join us on this exciting journey of smart and sustainable mobility,” said Zhang Qiang, Chief Executive Officer of smart Malaysia.