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
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.
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?
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.
Images: Geely/Zeekr Twitter
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