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smart Automobile Co., Ltd.
Company typeJoint venture
  • February 1994; 30 years ago (February 1994) (marque)
  • 2019; 5 years ago (2019) (joint venture)
Key people
Tong Xiangbei (CEO)
ProductsElectric vehicles
  • smart Europe GmbH
  • smart Automobile Sales Co., Ltd.
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese智马达汽车有限公司
Traditional Chinese智馬達汽車有限公司
Footnotes / references
Smart Fortwo

smart is a brand of microcars and superminis based in Böblingen, Germany. It is a division of Daimler AG. The brand was started in 1994. The brand became a joint venture between Geely and Mercedes-Benz in 2019, launching the Smart #1 in 2022 and announcing the Smart #3 in 2023.

History[change | change source]

Origins[change | change source]

Former Smart offices in Böblingen

The design concept for the marque's automobiles began at Mercedes-Benz in the early 1970s to late 1980s. After brief backing by Volkswagen, the first model was released by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original being the "City Coupé" that would be renamed the "ForTwo".[5]

Current models[change | change source]

Production Model Picture
2014–present Smart Fortwo (C453)

Smart Fortwo Cabrio (A453)

2017–present Smart EQ Fortwo

Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio

2022–present Smart #1
'2023-present" Smart #3

Historic models[change | change source]

Production Model Picture
1998–2000 Smart City-Coupé (C450) & City-Cabrio* (*from 2000) (A450)
2002 Smart Crossblade
2001–2007 Smart City-Coupé (C450) & City-Cabrio (renamed Fortwo in 2004) (A450)
2001–2004 Smart K (Japan only)
2003–2005 Smart Roadster Coupé (R452)

Smart Roadster Cabrio (C452)

2004–2006 Smart Forfour (W454)
2007–2015 Smart Fortwo (C451)

Smart Fortwo Cabrio (A451)


(2008–2011 in limited trials[6])

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (formerly known as EV) (C453)

Smart Fortwo Cabrio Electric Drive (A453)

2014–2019 Smart Forfour (W453)
2017–2022 Smart EQ Forfour

Concept models[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Management". smart Automobile. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  2. "Organisations". smart Automobile. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. "smart and PROTON sign MoA on regional partnership" (Press release). smart Automobile. 19 January 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  4. "法律声明" [Legal notice] (in Chinese). smart Automobile. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  5. "Smart ForTwo Brochure 1998 NL - Veikl". Archived from the original on 2022-09-01. Retrieved 2023-10-07.
  6. Nunez, Alex (2006-07-13). "News article". Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  7. "Smart Forstars: Vehículo eléctrico cien por cien cinéfilo". September 25, 2012.
  8. Cite error: The named reference was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).

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