Smart E-SUV Concept From Mercedes-Geely
Small Electric Smart SUV
Source: Artist Rendering SMART Concept Car
Source: Geeley SEA Platform
Designed by Mercedes, Developed & Produced by Geely
Mercedes Smart brand, through a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz AG and China's Geely AG, will launched a Smart, electric SUV in 2022. This will be the first vehicle model from the new joint venture between the two global automakers. Geely is the owner of Volvo and a top global manufacturer of electric cars.
Brand New Concept
Mercedes says the new vehicle will be ultra modern, sophisticated, highly advanced in connectivity and the smartest feature of all - "it will be super compact on the outside and big on the inside." The new e-SUV will be built on a new platform, Geely's SEA platform (scalable, electric architecture) which is flexible enough to handle many sizes of vehicles.
Concept Debut in Fall 2021
The new concept car will debut in the fall of 2021 at the Munich Auto Show. It is a five door model with an internal nickname of HX11. It will be Smart brand's largest vehicle at about 13 feet in length. It is equipped with an electric motor in the rear of the vehicle with maximum power of 268 bhp, a lithium ion battery and a range of 311 miles. Mercedes is doing the design and Geely is handling the development and production. It is being built particularly for the Chinese and European markets where electric vehicles are enjoying accelerating popularity. Mercedes and Geely plan on getting it to market in 2022.