Zeekr, the premium electric car brand founded by Geely, introduced the Zeekr 001, the first model it will sell in China this year. Here are the features and design of the electric model:
China-based automotive giant Geely, which also includes Volvo, had established a new premium electric car brand called Zeekr. Zeekr 001, the first model of the brand in question, was introduced yesterday at a special event held in China.
The design of the Zeekr 001, which is described as “the world’s first mass-produced fully electric shooting brake model”, is quite familiar. Because the car appears as the production version of the concept named ‘Zero’ introduced by Lynk & Co, which is also the brand of Geely, last year. Therefore, the design language is very similar to the models of the brand we mentioned. However, it is stated that it is more premium in terms of its features.
Zeekr 001, a stylish electric shooting brake, is built on the Chinese manufacturer’s new SEA platform. With a total length of 4970 mm, a width of 1999 mm and a height of 1560 mm, the wheelbase of the car is quite high, such as 3005 mm. In this way, the luggage volume of the electric model, which offers a very spacious living space inside, has been announced as 2144 liters.
The company did not focus on much design, but we can see that the Zeekr 001 has a very simple and luxurious interior. In front of the driver is a three-spoke steering wheel with touch sensitive multimedia keys, and behind it is a small digital instrument panel. In the center of the console, a large multimedia screen is used. In addition, the smartphone charging unit, geometric patterns and ambient lighting are among the details we encounter here.
Among the key features of the Zeekr 001 is an automatic air bellows suspension system. The system in question adjusts the height of the vehicle between 117 mm and 205 mm, depending on driving and road conditions. In addition, face recognition technology is used in the cabin and doors. When the driver approaches the vehicle, the door opens automatically and closes when he sits down on his seat. In addition, the camera in the cabin recognizes the driver and automatically makes all adjustments according to his saved preferences.
Let’s come to the described technical features. Zeekr 001 has two electric motors positioned on the front and rear axle. In this way, the car, which has four-wheel drive, produces 544 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. It is possible to reach a maximum speed of 200 km / h with the vehicle, which has an acceleration time of 0-100 km / h in 3.8 seconds. In addition, the distance to stop at a speed of 100 km / h was announced as 34 meters.
The car has 86 kWh and 100 kWh battery options. This allows the Zeekr 001 to offer a driving range of up to 700 kilometers. Thanks to fast charging support up to 360 kW, a range of approximately 120 kilometers can be achieved with just 5 minutes of charging. The company wants to establish a Zeekr charging station network in China. According to the statement, if the plans are not interrupted, the number of charging stations will be increased to 2200 by 2023.
Zeekr 001 will first be sold in China, but the company wants to expand into other markets in 2022.