Smart cars never enjoyed a big success, but for city driving they are actually quite good. For the 2020 model year Smart decided to only focus on offering electric versions of the tiny cars, in all coupe, cabrio and ForFour versions.
The new Smart takes its inspiration from the Forease+ and received redesigned full-LED optional headlights, a new front grille, LED taillights with a rhombic geometry theme. The car is also offering a few new exterior paints: Carmine Red, Gold Beige, fresh lime green, Ice White and Steel Blue.
For the interior the 2020 Smart EQ gets a redesigned center console with a large storage compartment and a new-generation infotainment system with an updated user interface and an eight-inch touchscreen.
The 2020 Smart EV is powered by an electric motor that delivers a total of 80 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. While the numbers are not impressive, they are enough to sprint the tiny EV from 0 to 62 mph in just 11.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) – good enough performance for city driving. The electric motor gets its power from a 17.6-kWh lithium-ion battery that ensures a range of 99 miles.
The 2020 Smart EV will make its official debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and will be put on sale later after. In the States Smart is not an option anymore as the brand retired.