New Smart EQ starts at £16,850 23 | 01 | 2020

    THE NEW SMART EQ range, available in Fortwo coupé, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour bodystyles, is now on sale. The updated EQ  electric city cars now start at £16,850 (incl the £3500 Government plug-in grant), and first deliveries are scheduled for March. (Related: 2020 Mazda2 starts at £15,795)

    The entry price gets you a Smart Fortwo coupé, while the Forfour is priced from £17,285 (£20,785 excl grant), and the unique Fortwo Cabriolet starts at £20,420 (£23,920 excl grant).

    The Smart electric drive features an 82hp electric motor powering the rear wheels via a single-speed gearbox. All Smart EQ models have a range of around 70 miles, while  maximum speed is electronically limited to 81mph. (Related: Volvo offers free electricity)


    The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a — now standard — 22kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can take less than 40 minutes (from 10 to 80% charge) using a rapid charger, and can be charged in less than six hours using a home wall box.

    The new Smart EQ range features a re-designed exterior with new front bumper and grille painted in body panel colour, and new halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights and new halogen taillights. There are four model lines available; Passion Advanced, Pulse Premium, Prime Exclusive and the Edition 1. (Related: All-new Peugeot e-208 on-sale)


    Standard specification on all models includes multifunction leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, smart media system (navigation, seven-inch touchscreen, charging station finder, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, DAB, Android Auto and Mirrorlink), acoustic presence indicator and comfort package.

    The Passion Advanced is available on both the Fortwo coupé (£16,850 incl Govt grant) and Forfour (£17,285 incl. Govt grant), and comes with 15in alloys in a four-spoke design painted black with a high-sheen finish and upholstery in black fabric with double-stitching in white. (Related: VW unveils 341-mile range ID.3)


    In addition to the Passion Advanced, Pulse Premium offers 16in five-twin-spoke alloys painted black with high-sheen finish; brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs; storage net on centre console; and rear view camera. Coupé and Forfour models come with a panoramic roof and sunblind, while the cabriolet comes with a draft stop.


    Prime Exclusive models feature 16in eight-Y-spoke alloy wheels painted black; full-LED headlights (for the first time on smart); ambient lighting; automatically dimming interior mirror; heated seats for driver and passenger; and dashboard and door centre panels in black fabric and accent trim in black and leather upholstery.


    Available on Fortwo Coupé and Cabriolet, the limited edition Smart EQ Edition 1 comes with a specially selected colour package in asphalt grey; radiator trim in black; black high-gloss decals; Brabus spoiler and side sills; and 16in Brabus alloy in high-gloss black with a red accent. The fortwo edition 1 coupé is on sale for £23,790, and the cabriolet is £26,210 (incl Govt grant).


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    Jim McGill

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