All-new smart #3 unveiled with design sketches

By CARSIFU | 27 March 2023

LONDON: The all-electric car brand smart has released preliminary design details and the official name of the second model set to launch since the brand’s renewal.

The smart #3 would be unveiled at Auto Shanghai, which will run from April 18-27.

Like the smart #1, the interior and exterior of the new smart #3 is designed by Mercedes-Benz.

The exterior comprises athletic curves and smooth, seamless lines.

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 an elegant and sporty fastback silhouette.

The large, eye-catching alloy wheels add a powerful element, while scooped cooling ducts announce the performance intent.

From the rear, sketches show the smart #3 with a confident curvature created by the prominent spoiler, C-pillar, and strong rear fender and bumper.

The look combines athletic appearance with elements of premium, progressively modern features, such as tail lights with pixelated elements.


"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 Mercedes-Benz AG chief design officer Gorden Wagener.

"The design of the #3 is emotionally confident, attracting and even thrilling the viewer."

Further details on the new smart #3 would be released at a later stage.