smart for-us concept – smart shows of the modern urban pickup vehicle
It seems that the Smart cars are still continuing in their traditions of rolling out practical and affordable models since the Smart fortwo first came about.
Seen recently is the new smart-for-us concept vehicle which is where the company is coming out with the idea of how the urban pickup vehicle should look like. This was seen at the Detroit show and is only 3.54 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and 1.7 metres tall.
If size is anything to go by and if the American market is the benchmark, then this surely is a move away from the norm. Typically, it is based on the smart fortwo electric drive system where it comes with a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack where it gets to a top speed of 120km/h. This would be what they call the ultimate eco-friendly pickup truck rolled out by the Daimler stable. In keeping close to its design and branding, it can hold 2 Smart electric bikes on the trunk while charging them.
This is where you will get a 3 foot cargo area where the tailgate at the back lowers and retracts for about 11 inches. According to smart, the batteries in this one should be able to get you up to 60 miles which is very much sufficient before you need to recharge. Colours, as per its previous versions are funky, happy and loud while you will get a video through its built-in camera behind instead of the standard rear-view mirrors.