The price of the Smart #1 will be raised by RMB 5,800 ($860) for its highest-priced version before deliveries in China begin in September.

Smart raises price of Smart #1 before it's even delivered in China-CnEVPost

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Smart Automobile, a joint venture between Geely and Mercedes-Benz, unveiled the Smart #1 SUV, the first production model launched after the brand's electrification transition, in late April and began accepting reservations. Now, while the model is yet to be delivered, its price has been raised.

The official retail price of the Premium version of the Smart #1 will increase by RMB 5,800 ($860) due to rising raw material prices, Smart China announced today on Weibo.

Consumers who pre-order and pay a deposit on or before 23:59 on August 2 will not be affected, according to its announcement.

Smart #1 is available in three versions, Pure+, Pro+, and Premium, starting at RMB 194,200, 209,200, and 239,200 respectively.

The lower-priced Pure+ and Pro+ models will not be affected by this price adjustment, according to Smart China's announcement.

Production and delivery preparations for Smart #1 are progressing steadily, with the first deliveries of the model expected to begin in September, according to the announcement.

Launched in China on April 25, the Smart #1 was designed by Mercedes-Benz, with the Smart R&D team leading engineering development, and is based on Geely's SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) architecture.

The Smart #1 is positioned as an all-electric compact SUV, but is the largest model in Smart's history, measuring 4,270 mm in length, 1,822 mm in width and 1,636 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,750 mm.

The model is equipped with a 66 kWh lithium-ion battery and has a maximum CLTC range of 560 km.

In slow charging mode, it takes 7.5 hours to charge to 80 percent, while in DC overcharge mode it can be charged to 80 percent in 30 minutes with the help of a 150kW charger.

On April 27, Smart China said Smart #1 received more than 10,000 orders after 24 hours of open bookings.

By the end of September, Smart will have more than 30 exclusive service centers and stations in China and nearly 150 independent sales and service outlets within the year, it said previously.

Smart #1 launched in China, gets over 10,000 pre-orders in 24 hours

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