Smart #1 – The Smart choice?

From AutoEV.

Smart has always led a troubled existence. Despite the brilliant concept that the original Smart Coupe was, it never really made any money for the parent company, Mercedes-Benz. Even diversifying into cheap sportscars, 4 seater superminis, and then being brought into Mercedes-Benz’s EV sub brand, EQ, never helped bring the little car maker into profit. But rather than give up, the German giant has yet again reinvented the brand, but this time as a 50/50 joint venture with Geely from China, the owner of Volvo, Polestar, Lotus and Lynk & Co. And the first product of this new partnership is entering into a very congested market sector, the EV crossover under £40,000. Can it succeed? In a relatively exclusive UK drive, we subject the new #1 to the scrutiny of the AutoEV Road Test to find out.

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0:00 – Introduction
01:15 – Titles
01:22 – Meet the car
04:29 – Styling
08:37 – Practicality
12:01 – Interior
24:36 – Usability
26:01 – Performance & Handling
39:24 – Pricing
40:32 – Competition
41:18 – Pros & Cons
41:58 – Summary