With the Smart Forease Concept, the company is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Paris Motor Show 2018. Smart has already presented very similar model in 2001 which is called Smart Cross Blade. It is produced in a small series of 2000 pieces.
The Forease Concept a little bit different. It has doors, even a windshield – so it is rather a spyder than completely naked, which increases its production opportunities. It is based on the EQ Smart Fortwo electric microcar. The model also has a metallic white body that is contrasted by stream green accents and a matte silver Tridion safety cell. It also got new bumpers, a massive rear diffuser, two roll bars, new headlights, front mask and 3D taillights.
Inside you’ll find unusual steering wheel which is not a wheel at all and two-tone seats. Designers chouse white leather for the dashboard that contrasts with black lower part and green accents. Elsewhere, the concept has stainless steel pedals and green honeycomb inserts in the air vents. Speaking of the latter, two of the vents have been replaced by digital displays which can be used to show information from Smart’s “ready to” app.
Smart didn’t announce any technical details, but the standard EQ Smart ForTwo is equipped with a 17.6 lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that develops 80 hp (60 kW / 81 PS) and 118 lb-ft (160 Nm) of torque. It has top speed of 80 mph (130 khp) and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in 11.8 seconds.
According to Smart’s incoming CEO, Katrin Adt, “The Smart Forease embodies a refreshingly simple form of driving fun in the city, standing for urban electric mobility without compromise.”