August 2017 News
A trio of electric smart cars are now on sale with the model eligible for the government grant of £4,500. The smart electric drive features an 80bhp electric motor that powers the rear wheels and has a maximum range of 100 miles in optimum conditions. The 7kW on-board charger allows the car to recharge in six hours using a domestic socket, or as little as 2.5 hours using a wall charger. Based on the prime model, which itself is well equipped, standard equipment includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, cruise control, rear parking sensors, a navigation system and 15-inch alloy wheels. For £595, buyers can upgrade to the premium plus equipment line which includes LED headlights and tail light clusters, front fog lights, automatic windscreen wipers and headlights, a rear view camera, ambient lighting and centre armrest. A special electric drive design package also costs £595 and includes the tridion cell and mirrors in electric green, 16-inch alloy wheels and either black or white paintwork with matching grille. Prices start at £16,420 for the smart fortwo electric drive, £16,915 for the forfour electric drive and £18,650 for the fortwo cabriolet electric drive. All of these prices have had the government grant already deducted from them. Available to order now, the first examples will arrive in smart showrooms shortly.
July 2017 News
New entry-level versions of the fortwo and forfour city cars have been announced by smart, each wearing the pure nameplate. Costing £9,995 for the fortwo and £10,490 for the forfour, it brings the cost of smart ownership down by a whopping £1,375. Each model comes powered by a 70bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. Standard equipment includes 15-inch wheels with trims, electric front windows, remote central locking, electric and heated door mirrors, black fabric upholstery and LED daytime running lights. Climate control isn’t standard, but is available at an additional £575, while each model is offered in a choice of nine body colours, with black tridion cell and grille. Available to order now, the first deliveries are expected from July.