Smart announces #3
Like the Smart #1, the interior and exterior design of the Smart #3 is a creation of the Mercedes-Benz global design team. Blending sportiness and dynamism, the exterior of the Smart #3 is defined by athletic curves and smooth, seamless lines. "This muscular, yet elegantly sensual and perfectly balanced attraction of opposites makes the design an important milestone in the evolution of Smart's premiumness' core value," said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz AG. "The design of the #3 is emotionally confident, attracting and even thrilling the viewer."
The design is further accentuated by a range of details. At the front, slimmed down LED headlights are paired with a "shark nose" and an A-shaped wide grille. On the sides, the prominent two-tone roof meets with the smooth, continuous e-line that connects the A-pillar and C-pillar, creating a fastback silhouette. The large alloy wheels add a powerful element, while scooped cooling ducts leave no question as to performance intent. From the rear, sketches show the Smart #3 with a curvature created by the prominent spoiler, C-pillar, and strong rear fender and bumper.
The Smart #3 extends the new product range established by the Smart #1, which has made its European market debut and is set to arrive in the UK in summer this year. Further details on the new Smart #3 for the European market will be released at a later stage.