Smart #1 Ranks As Third Best-Seller In Malaysian Premium EV Segment

The Smart #1 might not be Number 1 in its segment, but a 3rd place is very respectable. The third-best-selling model in the luxury BEV SUV market priced above RM 180k is the #1, according to Smart’s Malaysian distributor Pro-Net, after saying that the demand for battery electric cars (BEVs) in Malaysia is expected to expand dramatically in 2023.

In Malaysia last year, Smart was listed as one of the top 4 BEV brands in terms of sales.

“This milestone reflects the growing demand for urban mobility solutions in the region and reaffirms Smart’s goal to position itself as a leader in the premium EV segment,” stated Zhang Qiang, CEO of Smart Malaysia.

“In contrast to other major players in the industry, we have achieved this great success with just one model,” he continued. “I want to thank our customers for their continued support, as this shows how confident they are in our goods and services.”

Customers looking for an urban commute that combines efficiency and performance have shown a strong preference for the Smart #1. It has continuously been one of the leading competitors in the EV premium SUV market.

Every step of the EV ownership journey is optimised for ease and satisfaction thanks to Smart Malaysia’s revolutionary Hello Smart app, extensive charging solutions, and seamless service.

In addition to having 13 dealer networks around the country, Smart has established the first-ever community-centric centre in East Malaysia. It is dedicated to addressing the changing demands of Malaysian customers and promoting EV adoption throughout the nation.

Fully imported (CBU) from China, the Smart #1 is available in Malaysia in the following variants—Smart #1 Pro at RM 189,000, Smart #1 Premium at RM 219,000, and the Smart #1 Brabus from RM 249,000.


We are not surprised to see the Smart #1 in the top 3 best-sellers. The #1 boasts some great styling, a quality interior and competitive performance, charging capabilities and pricing. And with a growing charging network, it seems as though the brand can only go from strength to strength.

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