The name ‘smart’ comes from a combination of the Swiss company Swatch & Mercedes-Benz. Back in the ‘80s, Swatch started looking at the design of a small car using the same sorts of manufacturing strategy & personalisation features that had been used to popularise Swatch watches.
The Smart brand is known for its instantly identifiable small city car. Despite a diversion into different styles previously, Smart now produces micro-cars in two models: the tiny three-door fortwo & the slightly larger 5-door forfour.
Today’s smart EQ fortwo is built for city driving with a range of around 100 miles as a Coupe or Cabrio. Retaining it’s iconic looks, it’s capable of 0-60kmh in 4.8 seconds & achieves that speed without any engine noise. The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a 22kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can be done to around 80% in 40 minutes using a rapid charger. The car can also be charged in under 6 hours using a garage wall box.
Those of you who love the style of the Fortwo but need a little more space should consider the Smart Forfour, a compact hatchback with 5 doors, ideal for city driving & can carry more than 1 passenger. It keeps the brand’s striking looks & adds practicality in an all-electric EQ package.
Leasing a Smart car with Vanarama guarantees unbeatable customer service & affordable monthly payments. If you need any further information on any of the lease cars in our range, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
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