Smart #1 was first shown to the public in late July but technically, the EV has not yet been launched in Malaysia even till today. In fact, the official price tag for the EV is still a mystery even though you have already been able to book Smart #1 since August.
However, the wait might be over soon. According to several posts on social media by one of the brand’s dealerships, Smart Mobility, the Smart #1 grand launch will take place on 21 November.
That being said, Smart Malaysia itself has yet to make any announcement regarding the launch date for Smart #1. We are now reaching out to the brand’s representatives to obtain further clarification.
Smart #1 Malaysia pricing, variants, early bird promo
Even though Smart Malaysia is still keeping the official pricing for the EV under wraps, the price range has been announced before. To be available in three trims including Pro, Premium, and Brabus, the company said that Smart #1 will cost between RM200,000 to RM250,000.
You can book the new EV through the Hello Smart mobile app by placing a refundable booking free of RM1,000. The Hello Smart app is readily available from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery..
The first 501 customers of the new EV will also be eligible for the #1 Early Bird program which provides free charging credits of RM1,001. They can utilise the credit directly through the Hello Smart mobile app itself which can be used to activate more than 70% of public chargers in Malaysia.
Smart #1 Pro, Premium, Brabus quick specs
As you might be able to guess, leading the EV’s charge into Malaysia is its top-of-the-line model, the Smart #1 Brabus. Featuring an all-wheel-drive (AWD) setup, this variant has a total output of 315kW (422hp) alongside 543Nm of torque.
Powering the Smart #1 Brabus is a 66kWh lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery pack which enables the EV to deliver a WLTP-rated range of up to 400km. It also comes standard with a 22kW onboard AC charger that allows it to be charged from 10-80% in 3 hours.
The same battery and charging setup have also been implemented on the mid-tier model which is the Smart #1 Premium. However, it does have a slightly higher WLTP range of 440km since this rear-wheel-drive (RWD) variant features a less powerful 200kW electric motor that also produces 343Nm of torque.
There is also the Smart #1 Pro variant which comes with the same RWD electric motor as per its Premium counterpart but with a much smaller 49kWh lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery. Naturally, this variant has a much lower WLTP range than the rest of the family at 315km.
It also takes much longer to charge the Smart #1 Pro from 10% to 80% since it has been equipped with a less powerful 7.2kW onboard AC charger. As for DC charging, all three variants can support DC fast chargers with an output of up to 150kW and this allows them to go from 10% to 80% in under 30 minutes.
While all three Smart #1 variants have a maximum speed of 180km/h, the Brabus can go from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. On the other hand, the century sprint timing for Premium and Pro models is much higher at 6.7 seconds.
In case you want to learn more about Smart #1, check out our first drive experience with the Pro and Brabus versions right here.