First impression: The smart#1 Premium should be shortlisted if you're looking for an EV

First impression: The smart#1 Premium should be shortlisted if you're looking for an EV

In the bustling streets of Malaysia, the smart#1 Premium has made an entrance that's impossible to ignore. This electric vehicle (EV) isn't just a mode of transportation; it's a declaration of sophistication, technology, and style.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the smart#1 Premium cost?

    RM219,000
  • What kind of power and driving range does it have?

    272PS/343Nm of torque and up to 440 km of range
  • smart#1 Premium review

    As someone who appreciates the nuances of automotive innovation and design, my first encounter with the smart#1 Premium was nothing short of brilliant.

    Design that speaks volumes

    The smart#1 Premium doesn't just stand out; it sings. Its design, characterized by sleek curvaceous lines and a modern aesthetic, speaks to a collaboration between functionality and elegance. The car's stance is confident, inviting onlookers to a closer inspection, where the attention to detail is unmistakable.

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    The vehicle's design heritage, influenced by Mercedes-Benz, imbues it with a level of sophistication that transcends expectations for a compact EV. It's evident that every curve, every line, and every choice of material was made with an eye for beauty and an ethos of sustainability.

    Performance that delights

    Driving the smart#1 Premium is akin to witnessing a symphony of engineering excellence in motion. The smooth acceleration, courtesy of its instant torque, transforms urban navigation into an exhilarating experience.

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    With a power output that of 272 PS and 343Nm of torque, it proves that eco-friendly vehicles can deliver on performance without compromise. The handling is intuitive, making each turn a testament to the vehicle's meticulously engineered dynamics.

    Charging and Range: Top notch

    The smart#1 Premium sets a high benchmark in the EV market with its impressive charging capabilities and battery efficiency. Its 22kW AC charging capability is a game-changer at its price level, offering a faster and more efficient solution that significantly enhances the user experience.

    smart#1 Premium charging

    The ability to charge from 10-80% in just three hours via AC, and even faster with DC charging, means that the Smart#1 is not just practical but also incredibly adaptable to the fast-paced lifestyle of its drivers. The promised range of up to 440 km, and a real-world range that doesn't disappoint, delivering 404km during our test, addresses one of the most critical concerns of EV adoption: range anxiety.

    A cabin that captivates

    Stepping inside the Smart#1 Premium, you're greeted with an interior that blends technology and luxury seamlessly. The central 12.8-inch touchscreen is a hub of intuitive controls, integrating with your digital life effortlessly.

    smart#1 interior

    The attention to detail is palpable, from the comfortable and stylish seating to the ambient lighting that adds an extra layer of sophistication. The vehicle's tech-savviness extends to its comprehensive suite of driver assistance features, ensuring that every journey is not just safe but also a pleasure.

    The Verdict

    The smart#1 Premium is more than just an electric vehicle; it's a statement of intent. It represents a shift towards a future where design, performance, and style are not mutually exclusive but are instead harmoniously intertwined. For the urban dweller, the environmentally conscious, or the tech enthusiast, the Smart#1 Premium offers a driving experience that's as rewarding as it is responsible.

    smart #1 Premium Malaysia

    As Malaysia embraces the future of mobility, the smart#1 Premium stands out as one of the more faster charging EVs. In a market that's increasingly crowded with electric vehicles, the Smart#1 Premium distinguishes itself as not just another option, but as the choice for those who refuse to compromise on their values or their driving pleasure.

    Also Read:  Review: 2024 smart#1 Premium – Not just a pretty face, it’s the smart choice if you want to buy an EV

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