Smart #1 Now Open For Booking Locally With RM 1,000 Deposit

Three variants of the smart #1 will be available locally: Pro, Premium and BRABUS. 

Having recently announced that its imminent arrival and having also recently launched its new smartphone app, smart has finally announced that it has since started opening the order books for its new #1 over here too. Malaysians interested in this new all-electric crossover can now place their booking with a RM 1,000 refundable fee through the Hello smart App, with first deliveries likely to begin by the fourth quarter of this year. 

What more is that to entice customers to book their new #1s early, smart Malaysia has also launched what they dub as the ‘#1 Early Bird benefit program’. This program entitles its participants to not only be among the first in the country to receive this new EV, but the first 501 pre-order customers will also receive RM 1,001 worth of charging credits on their Hello smart App, which can in turn be used to charge their cars through the app at over 70% of the public charging locations available locally. 

There will be three variants of this compact e-crossover arriving in Malaysia: Pro, Premium, and BRABUS. The lowest-tier Pro variant only features a 49 kWh LFP battery pack that is capable of a WLTP-claimed range of 315 km, while jumping up to the premium nets a larger range of 440 km courtesy of a larger 66 kWh NMC battery pack. 

Both variants will nevertheless feature the same rear-wheel drive layout, with the sole rear mounted motor developing 220 kW and 343 Nm of torque. The Pro variant nets a set of low-drag 19-inch alloys and a panoramic sunroof, with the Premium variant adding to it CyberSparksLED+ matrix headlights, an illuminated front grille in addition to a two-tone black-and-white interior instead of just the standard black cabin of its lower-tier counterpart. 

Though for those who want a proper pocket rocket of an EV will likely want to opt for the BRABUS variant, as dual-motor all-wheel drive variant that outputs a combined 315 kW and 543 Nm of torque will punt this compact crossover to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.9 seconds. This sporty trim also nets a similarly racy interior, in addition to a healthy 400 km of WLTP-claimed range. 

Smart Malaysia has unfortunately yet to announce the exact prices of each of these three variants, with it instead stating that the price range of its #1 lineup will fall be within the RM 200,000 to RM 250,000 bracket. 

The automaker has however been quite specific when it comes to colours, with the #1 Pro being available in Digital White, Laser Red, Cyber Silver, Quantum Blue, and Future Green. In addition to the five original colours meanwhile, the smart #1 Premium also offers Atom Grey – Matte and Lumen Yellow. 

The BRABUS variant on the other hand offers a selection of seven different colour combinations. With the Radiant Red roof, there is the option of Atom Grey – Matte, Meta Black, and Cyber Silver exterior colors. For the Black roof instead, there is the selection Digital White, Laser Red, and Cyber Silver to choose from. Lastly, there is Atom Grey – Matte, which comes with an exclusive matte body-colored roof.

PRESS RELEASE: smart Malaysia has officially announced it will start accepting bookings for the smart #1 in conjunction with the signing of an enhanced Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between smart & PROTON that took place in Nanning, China, today. The event, graced by Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer, PROTON, Roslan bin Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROTON, and Malaysian delegates including representatives from MITI, MIDA, MGTC and MARii,  is a significant step forward and  positions Malaysia as the first ASEAN country to accept customer bookings for the popular smart #1 EV. 

Zhang Qiang, Chief Executive Officer of smart Malaysia said, ‘We are proud to be at the forefront of the smart brand’s arrival in the ASEAN region, as smart Automobile announces its first delivery ceremony for the smart #1 in Malaysia. This milestone means that smart Malaysia is now ready to begin delivering the vehicle to customers in Q4 this year, with our 9 dealerships gearing up to welcome them. We are also excited to announce our #1 Early Bird benefit program, which will reward customers who grab this opportunity to be among the first owners of the smart #1. As we continue to blaze a trail in the region’s EV market, we invite everyone to join us on this exciting journey of smart and sustainable mobility.’’

Unlock Your Journey: Book your smart #1 Today!

Prospective owners may now reserve the smart #1 through the Hello smartApp with a refundable RM1,000 booking fee, to set them on the path to smart car ownership. By taking advantage of this offer, they not only secure a place to be among the first recipients of the exciting new EV, but for the first 501 pre-order customers, they will also unlock exclusive #1 Early-Bird perks comprised of RM1,001 in charging credits directly via the Hello smart App. These charging credits, to be credited to their account upon delivery of their smart #1, empower the owners to enjoy a seamless charging experience through the app and its ground breaking feature integrating more than 70% of public charging locations available.

smart Malaysia proudly regard the Hello smart App as the first fully integrated EV application, designed to elevate convenience and enrich the overall lifestyle of its users, fundamentally transforming the ownership experience.

Your Premium Urban Companion – Pro, Premium, and BRABUS

The smart #1 will be available as Pro, Premium, and BRABUS models that have been specifically tailored for the Malaysian market. The Pro and Premium variants boast a chic design and offer an exhilarating driving experience as intelligent electric vehicles, while the smart #1 BRABUS model is a high-performance supercar featuring a striking exterior design and a bright, elevated interior that truly unleashes electric pulse performance.

The smart #1 Pro variant features low drag 19″ Alloy Wheels for stability and a Panoramic Halo Roof for natural light and views. It is powered by a 49kWh LFP Battery, providing a WLTP Range of 315km. The smart #1 Premium variant offers additional features including CyberSparksLED + Matrix Headlamps, an Illuminated Front Grille, and a 66kWh NMC Battery. It is equipped with a 200kW/343Nm single motor driving the rear wheels, delivering a WLTP Range of 440km. 

The smart #1 BRABUS variant is designed for high-performance enthusiasts, boasting a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. Performance is delivered by a 315kW/543Nm Dual-motor All-Wheel-Drive powertrain, offering exceptional handling and traction. On the top of its focus on performance, it offers a practical WLTP Range of 400km. 

Unleash Your Bold Style

Exterior colour offerings for the smart #1 Pro come in Digital White, Laser Red, Cyber Silver, Quantum Blue, and Future Green. In addition to the five original colors, the smart #1 Premium also offers Atom Grey – Matte and Lumen Yellow. As for the interior upholstery, the smart #1 Pro features the standard “After Dark” trim, while Premium variants come in a two-tone white and black “Dark Matter” trim, and both feature the Eclipse Black Roof except for the Atom Grey – Matte option which is comes with a body coloured roof.

The smart #1 BRABUS comes with the exclusive ‘BRABUS’ interior, and its exterior colors offer seven different color combinations. If you choose the Radiant Red roof, you can select from Atom Grey – Matte, Meta Black, and Cyber Silver exterior colors. If you prefer the Black roof, you have options of Digital White, Laser Red, and Cyber Silver. Lastly, there is Atom Grey – Matte, which also comes with an exclusive matte body-colored roof.

The price range for smart #1 Pro, Premium and BRABUS – with Sales and Service Tax (on the road, without insurance) is from RM200,000 to RM250,000. Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to experience the innovation and style of the smart #1 lineup by securing your booking today via the Hello smart App. 

Customers may contact their preferred Authorized smart Dealer to learn more about the smart #1 or download the Hello smart App from Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery to book and personalise the smart #1 of their dreams. For more information on smart #1, please visit

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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