This car is SO smart!

This is the brand new # 1!

When you think about cars and trucks, possibilities are you remember small automobiles like the ForTwo or ForFour. However, the # 1 is clearly much bigger than these, and now sits as a competitor to the likes of the Megane E-Tech and Kia Niro !

So let's see how this brand new Smart accumulates. Starting with the style, it looks quite outstanding on the outside. There are full-length light bars at both the front and back, and the back of the cars and truck is offering us severe Mercedes EQB vibes! Along the side, you'll see a set of smart-looking 19-inch alloy wheels, in addition to flush door deals with to help with aerodynamics. It likewise includes a two-tone paint job, which is a great touch.

Step within and the excellent appearances continue! The # 1 features a minimalist design, with nearly all controls running through the central infotainment screen. That's a bit irritating when you come to control things while driving, but luckily it features voice controls and the screen is pretty simple to utilize. The cabin is largely covered in soft-touch materials, and the construct quality is respectable. Regrettably, though the digital driver's display screen is a bit little, if you select the Premium trim, you'll be treated to a heads-up display also.

There are two trims to select from – the entry-level Pro+ or the Premium. Both included a single electric motor that can produce 272hp. Both automobiles come with a 62kWh battery pack, however while the Pro+ can run for a range of approximately 260 miles, the Premium can run up to 273 miles.

The starting price of the Smart # 1 is around ₤ 36,000. So is it worth it? You'll require to stick to Mat to see on your own!

00:00 Intro
00:45 Style
02:46 Interior
06:20 Back Seats
08:47 Boot
10:32 5 Annoying Things
12:09 5 Cool Things
14:10 Motors & Batteries
15:30 Town Driving
18:07 Freeway Driving
19:33 Back Road Driving
20:51 0-60mph
21:16 Decision

Smart # 1 configurator:

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63 responses to “This car is SO smart!”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Do you like the looks of the Smart #1?

    1. Michael Hill Music Avatar
      Michael Hill Music

      its clean!

    2. Satanminherre Avatar

      No, it looks really ugly

    3. There Malley Junior Avatar
      There Malley Junior

      Looks fashionably Decent

    4. NIKI123BXD Avatar

      Ye its nice car

    5. Кирилл Енин Avatar
      Кирилл Енин


  2. HOHO Avatar

    BIG improvement from your normal little smart car, it now resembles more of a mini, and I think would be more beneficial to those who want a smart car but can’t fit in one. Great car, love the design, would love to see a Smart Car SUV!

    1. Pierce Lawless Avatar
      Pierce Lawless

      Smart car SUV💀

    2. P.SH0 Avatar

      Not sure if Mini is Mini anymore, they killed what SmartCar is supposed to be

    3. Hosky Avatar

      Can anyone genuinely “not fit” in a smart car? People just needlessly want bigger cars now.

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      ​@Pierce LawlessMini Cooper EV 2.5? 😅

    5. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      ​@P.SH0yep. Seems like Smart #1 is too much like 2002 MINI ONE.

  3. D Avatar

    A quirky design but quite sleek & unique.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yet it only has 88bhp like Mazda Demio.

    2. hoen2009 Avatar

      ​@Purwanti Allandid you watch the video? It has over 250hp

  4. Bass Addiction // Knollekop28 Avatar
    Bass Addiction // Knollekop28

    Tip: include sound tests for the speakers! people listen to the radio A LOT.

    1. Asher Avatar

      Can’t drive without my music

    2. Mumbsie Avatar

      Most ppl watch this on their phones. We won’t be able to tell how good the sound system is

    3. RoboCoffee Avatar

      This is why i love Savage geese

    4. MANorexia Avatar

      Might have copyright issues the video

  5. Kesha: Explore my profile Avatar
    Kesha: Explore my profile

    Let’s thank this good man for giving us a very entertaining series and for the effort he puts into each chapter. :3

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The car looks clean like Wuling Air EV.

    2. countryside_guy Avatar

      Nah, it’s the same boring repetitive tripe over and over and over. Autotrader is where proper reviews are.

    3. Ali Avatar

      ​@countryside_guy then what u doing here?

    4. countryside_guy Avatar

      @Ali None of your business.

  6. Jai Bones Avatar
    Jai Bones

    I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t realise it was an EV till Matt said it was 😅

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Well Matt always realised it.

    2. Evann Music Avatar
      Evann Music

      You’re not the only one 😅

    3. dpanch_89 Avatar

      Literally what new cars are not EVs…

    4. gta4Luvr1992 Avatar

      @dpanch_89 a lot mate…

  7. Murat KONCUK Avatar
    Murat KONCUK

    Finally a decent car not over 100.000 Sterlin. Thank you Mat!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The Smart #1 only costed around $78.000 belive it or not man.

  8. mark zhang Avatar
    mark zhang

    Some add-ups from a Chinese customer: 1) This car is based on the SEA platform which shared by Smart #1, #3, Geek X, and Volvo EX30, etc. So it’s more Volvo than Mercedes mechanically. Mercedes is only responsible for the visual design. 2)In fact we also call it “number 1” in China because there’s no convenient way to pronounce hashtag in Chinese 😂

    1. Martin Günther Avatar
      Martin Günther


    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Amin. Hope this Smart #1 can outsold Smart For Two Cabrio.

    3. Bert Demeulemeester Avatar
      Bert Demeulemeester

      Thought it looked like an ugly sibling of the EX30

    4. Nabil S. Avatar
      Nabil S.

      Yes, mercedes benz is incharge for the design team whereas geely is incharge for mechanical team. It’s a 50/50 joint venture

    5. LowFuel Avatar

      ​@Bert Demeulemeesteryeah but it seems to have more rear passenger space, and the glass roof is standard. Volvo take note

  9. Les Carter Avatar
    Les Carter

    Yet again mat a very good review. Very impressive with the capability also the capacity for the real world range of the car in 232+ miles from a full charge. It will be a great car to start of with to be able to get used to a full electric car.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      This Smart #1 is 5.7/10. Not enough bhp yet cool enough to drive. Only 89bhp to be exact.

  10. John Cross Avatar
    John Cross

    Something I always wonder when Mat talks about one pedal driving… at what point do the brake lights come on?

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The car apparently looked fresh like even Hyundai Stargazer.

    2. Δ Avatar

      That’s a really good question. Someone else made a video about it with Hyundai IONIQ 5, and it’s different depending on the region due to the specific terms used in legislations.

    3. John Cross Avatar
      John Cross

      @Δ It also makes me wonder about how it works on the motorway. I guess you would only lift off the pedal slightly rather than the ICE lift off and coast to slow down slowly?

    4. Chrizz Avatar

      @John Cross yes sure, you always need to press it, there is a sweet spot of no acceleration/ breaking. But you can diasable one padel drive, if you want to drive like an ICE or just use cruise control. I had a Tesla rental for a week and after some days I totally got used to it – it was actually harder to go back to ICE 😀

    5. gav com Avatar
      gav com

      I’ve noticed that EVs in the US tend to not activate the brake lights when they’re using one pedal braking. A bit annoying since you don’t have the security of a brake light telling you if the car ahead of you is slowing down significantly

  11. AglioOlio Avatar

    What I really like about your reviews is that you judge cars from the perspective of their typical buyers or target audience and not by your personal standards. That’s one thing many reviewers do wrong

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The car apparently Mini Cooper S 2.5.

    2. simianinc Avatar

      Sometimes. His review of campervans is always from his hatred of camping. Not useful

  12. Lukas Avatar

    I wish every car had sliding rear seats, so convenient if you don’t need all the boot space, especially in those smaller cars.

    1. Baron Von Jo Avatar
      Baron Von Jo

      Fr. Small cars just lack so many features that it pushes people to larger offerings

    2. username:carwow06 Avatar

      Lucky winner 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁

  13. M B Avatar
    M B

    Love the way you insert the “Car Wow” bit into all your videos without giving us any chance to skip it like with other YouTube videos.

    1. username:carwow06 Avatar

      Lucky winner 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁

  14. L15EWT Avatar

    I had a look at one a couple months ago. Its quite spacious for the size and looks a lot more upmarket than the last one

    1. username:carwow06 Avatar

      Lucky winner 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁

  15. Your Mate Avatar
    Your Mate

    Appreciate the awesome editing, when u pointed indicator lights right and left, the sound came only from right and then left. Very well done !

  16. Miro Krištofić Avatar
    Miro Krištofić

    For me, it’s an interesting design. If I were in market for something like this, I would surely strongly consider it.

  17. TechBaffle Avatar

    I love the quirky design of it. You can tell that there’s been some inspiration from Mini, but nice to see not just another car that looks the same. Interior looks nice too – I like the white accents on the headrests!

    1. Shannon Raj Avatar
      Shannon Raj

      The front of it looks almost exactly like a Kia Soul lol

    2. IMNNO Avatar

      “Can I copy your R60 Countryman homework but change it around a bit?”

  18. DebsDavies Avatar

    I loved my Smart car when I had one so really pleased to see they are back and with such a good car by the sounds of it

  19. Zen Media Avatar
    Zen Media

    look forward to see the brabus review as that won’t be much more in costs but much greater performance. This being Geely the volvo EX30 and Zeeker X are also built on the same platform. Which will be the best of the three 🤔

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