A couple of years ago, Smart made a big announcement: they would sell only electric cars. Well, it wasn’t that big of a deal, judging by the fact that the German car manufacturer had only two models in its line-up. The ForTwo and the FourFour.
After that, Smart came to transition to Geely, but Mercedes never gave up the brand. In a recent report, Mercedes-Benz and Geely said that the Smart brand will come up with an SUV.
The concept that will represent the basis of a new model will be showcased in September. As you can imagine, the car will be 100% electric and it will be a similar size to the current Mini Countryman.
Codenamed HX11, the new model will use a new SEA platform (Sustainable Experience Architecture) and will have a rear-mounted electric motor. The same report says that the car will be packed with 70 kWh worth of battery and will have a range of about 500 kilometers (310 miles).Source: Autocar