Smart #1 Bookings Open in Malaysia Via Hello Smart App – 2 Variants, RM1,000 Booking Fee
August 30, 2023 Andrew Cheng

Bookings for the Smart #1 have just been opened in Malaysia! Unlike other carmakers, the company is taking bookings of the EV through its just-released Hello Smart app, which is available for download now on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery.

A RM1,000 fee is charged to book the Smart #1 through the app, and two variants of the electric SUV are offered for the Malaysian market: Premium and Brabus. The Premium model features a single 200kW motor driving the rear wheels that outputs 272PS and 343Nm of torque, allowing the EV to go from 0-100kmph in only 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 180kmph.

As for the more powerful Smart #1 Brabus, it comes with another electric motor at the front – making it all-wheel drive – for a very respectable total output of 428PS and 543Nm of torque. How fast can it complete the century sprint with this kind of setup? A mere 3.9 seconds; very impressive.

Both models of the Smart #1 are said to be packed with a 66kWh lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) battery that offers up to 440km range on the WLTP cycle for the standard variant. This figure goes down to 400km for the higher-powered Brabus model, understandably.

If you’re keen to book the Smart #1 ahead of its Malaysian launch sometime in Q4 2023, you can do so now through the Hello Smart app for RM1,000. To recap, it’s available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery.