2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Review

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover – Smart has just completed its last EQ ForFour car and now produces only the EQ Fortwo microcar in coupe or Cabrio body styles. Smart, now a 50/50 joint venture between Daimler AG & Geely has big plans. Smart will replace the EQ Forfour with a crossover, which was already shown last year at IAA by Concept.

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Price

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Price

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Review

Smart’s first-ever crossover, roughly the same size as the MINI Countryman will be the brand’s new face and the first product of the Sino-German joint venture. It will be the first Smart model to not be based on a Daimler architecture. Instead, it will ride on Geely’s sustainable experience architecture (SEA). Daimler will design the model, while the Chinese carmaker will handle the production. Thanks to the EUIPO’s design patents and the concept vehicle, we already know what the crossover will look like.

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover

This rendering by Motor.es gives us a clearer view of Smart’s subcompact electric crossover. This rendering from Motor.es is based on Concept #1 and patent photos. It’s probably the best representation yet of the unnamed model. The production model will have B-pillars, front-hinged rear doors rather than suicide doors, different bumpers and flush door handles. (The design study did not have visible handles). Due to the addition of two trim pieces that resemble air vents, the fake front grille appears slightly smaller. These wheels are smaller than the 21-inch concept rims and have a different design. Overall, the production vehicle’s proportions appear more crossover/hatchback-like whereas the concept looks more like an SUV.

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Specs

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Specs

Smart revealed the concept version of its crossover and said that it would offer the “highest level in dynamic handling”, long-range, fast charging tech, and a next-generation infotainment system with a 12.8-inch touchscreen. Smart also promised over-the-air updates.

2023 Smart Electric Subcompact Crossover Released

Sales will begin in China in the second half of 2022 and Europe in the first part of 2023.