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The Zeekr 009 is a striking six-seat MPV with 511 miles of range

Electric people carrier for China also gets a 140kWh battery and 536bhp

Published: 03 Nov 2022

Geely’s upmarket Chinese brand Zeekr has announced its second model after the 001 shooting brake-coupe-SUV thing, and this latest one is even more striking.

Internet, meet the 009 – an all-electric luxury MPV that’s based on the same SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) platform as the 001 and other Geely products like the Smart #1

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Said platform has been extended for the 009, and it’s the first Geely product to get the new Qilin lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt battery. It’s a mega 140kWh unit too, which means the 009 manages a massive 511 miles on China’s equivalent of the WLTP cycle. Impressive.

And just because it can, Zeekr has also fitted the same twin-motor powertrain as in the 001, which means there’s all-wheel drive, 536bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds. Is this the quickest production people carrier around?

Zeekr 009 Top Gear

The exterior design certainly isn’t shy either. Designed in Sweden, that front end features a massive light-up metal grille, whilst the sides get large sliding doors and round the back there’s a full-width lightbar. The wheels are 20-inchers and inside there are three rows for a total of six seats. It’s posh in there too, with many screens (including an optional 15.6-inch fold down item for rear passengers) and lots of Nappa leather.

We’re told prices will range from around £60,000 to £72,000. However, as it stands it looks like the 009 will remain a China-only product, even if Zeekr’s planned expansion into Europe and North America does materialise. 

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Images: Geely/Zeekr Twitter

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