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Smart’s Concept #5: The Largest, Boldest, and Boxiest Smart Car Ever Made

Smart’s Concept #5

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All-electric car brand Smart has unveiled the Concept #5, a mid-size concept SUV that is the largest, boldest, and boxiest smart car ever created. This concept car not only boasts the biggest physical presence of any smart vehicle, but also comes with all-wheel drive, AT tires, and an off-road driving mode with options like Off-road, Sand, Snow, Mud, and Rock. It represents a new and unexpected direction for the brand. Additionally, the Concept #5 is the most intelligent yet, featuring state-of-the-art generative AI that allows drivers and passengers to engage in fun and conversational chit-chat with the in-car assistant.

Smart’s Concept #5

Designed to empower users to confidently explore the outdoors with style and unmatched comfort, the Concept #5 invites everyone on a spontaneous journey to discover the unexpected. With advanced technology that enhances both outdoor capabilities and everyday comfort, the Concept #5 encourages true exploration beyond the city limits.

Smart’s Concept #5

Equipped with Lidar and powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC), the Concept #5 will introduce smart Pilot Assist 3.0, enabling urban navigation with safety and innovation. Featuring integrated equipment accessories from the Adventurers’ Collection that elevate the enjoyment of nature, this vehicle turns outdoor adventures into luxurious experiences without compromising the spirit of adventure.

Smart’s Concept #5

The smart Concept #5 embodies the essence of smart‘s design philosophy—Love, Pure, Unexpected—by combining these elements in a sincere, functional, and forward-thinking design. It represents the most daring and muscular aesthetic from smart to date, while still maintaining the brand’s signature approachability. This vehicle blends stylish comfort with a sincere, bold, and boxy design, showcasing capabilities that promise both freedom and excitement in equal measure.

Smart’s Concept #5

In keeping with the brand’s heritage, the intelligent Concept #5 ingeniously optimizes the interior space without expanding the vehicle’s overall size, thanks to reduced overhangs at the front and rear. Derived from the Concept #1, the rear-hinged door further enhances the spaciousness of the interior. The Concept #5 boasts a distinctive, upright silhouette inspired by the outdoors, making it stand out as the most substantial smart vehicle.

Smart’s Concept #5

The exterior design is unexpectedly bold and proud, capturing the essence of adventure with its robust bodywork and outdoor elements. The vehicle’s boxy and upright stance not only showcases its capability but also makes a practical style statement. The front and rear skid plates, equipped with a concealed integrated winch and a folding rear step for roof access, along with an illuminating roof light bar, enhance the vehicle’s adventurous spirit. Additionally, the oblong light animations add a playful yet sophisticated touch, infusing the Concept #5 with a lively personality.

Smart’s Concept #5

The interior of the smart Concept #5 exemplifies the fusion of technology and elegance, providing a refined space that prioritizes spaciousness, openness, and clarity. The use of horizontally oriented basic form elements and intuitively placed controls creates a sense of lightness and organization throughout the interior. True to the smart brand’s tradition, the exterior overhangs are minimized, maximizing the interior space and delivering a level of comfort and openness that is truly remarkable, further emphasized by the four-seat layout.

Smart’s Concept #5

The cockpit design of the vehicle conveys a sense of honesty and functionality. At its core, the technologically advanced cabin showcases a sleek console housing two 13’’ dual OLED screens. These screens, powered by a high-performance AMD V2000 chip, offer a responsive and visually appealing interface for accessing the various features of the car. The inclusion of ambient lighting, a projector, and a portable speaker integrated into the center console adds to the overall appeal of the vehicle. This innovative system is versatile, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, making it ideal for enhancing the ambiance during outdoor activities such as camping. Additionally, the vehicle features a Zero gravity seat with the industry’s first cushion airbag, combining comfort with safety.

Smart’s Concept #5

smart has consistently prioritized the integration of emerging technologies and has remained at the forefront of developing cutting-edge solutions for future urban mobility. The Concept #5, designed for modern adventurers, will be equipped with next-generation intelligence to empower users to explore new horizons. Through collaboration with Cerence, a state-of-the-art generative AI will enable drivers and passengers to interact with the in-car assistant in a fun and conversational manner, providing accurate and relevant responses to a wide range of queries.

Smart’s Concept #5

Integrated with smart’s intelligent in-vehicle assistant, drivers can effortlessly control various features and functionalities using voice commands, including making phone calls, sending messages, managing music and media, adjusting climate settings, navigating, personalizing settings, controlling the vehicle, and accessing information such as weather updates, news, calendar events, general knowledge, and more.

Smart’s Concept #5

The smart Concept #5 showcases unparalleled performance in charging speed and range, thanks to its cutting-edge 800V high-voltage platform and 4C superfast charging technology. This state-of-the-art combination enables the vehicle to embark on any journey with ease. In a mere 15 minutes, the rapid charging capability empowers the Concept #5 to reach up to 70% charge capacity, ranging from 10% to 80%. With a battery capacity exceeding 100 kWh, this remarkable vehicle offers impressive ranges of over 700km, instilling a sense of confidence to conquer any adventure.