Zeekr, the first-class vehicle brand of Chinese Geely, introduced the 009 model, which promises a pleasant journey for large families.
The vehicle is a gigantic minivan with the elongated appearance of the 001 models of the same brand. Widely spaced metal grille, large headlights, and giant LED taillights are the details that draw attention to the exterior of the vehicle. 20-inch wheels are also eye-catching. The design team, led by former Audi designer Stefan Sielaff, completed the vehicle at Geely’s design center in Sweden.
The interior of the vehicle can be described as luxurious and spacious. The 6 passenger seats are made of soft leather and the panoramic glass roof suffice for these adjectives. A ceiling-mounted 15.6-inch/39.6 cm screen serves passengers.
Range and Other Features of the Vehicle Attract Attention
The 009 will be the first vehicle with a battery in CATL’s Qilin technology. According to CATL, this technology will increase volume-based usage efficiency from 50 % to 72 %. It means that the vehicle, which will have a capacity of 116 kWh or 140 kWh, will have a range of 702 km and 822 km, respectively, on the CLTC scale. The acceleration performance of the vehicle with a length of 5.2 meters and a curb weight of 2,830 is even more surprising. The 536-horsepower engine accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.
When it comes to safety technology, it offers 30 advanced driving assistance systems powered by Mobileye’s seven 8MP HD cameras, four 2MP 360-degree cameras, 12 short-range ultrasonic radars, and one long-range millimeter-wave radar. All information from this hardware has two Mobileye EyeQ5H 7 nanometer chips.
Zeekr 009 features electromagnetic vibration-damping technology and air suspension with an automatic leveling function. In this way, road vibration is low and high driving and journey pleasure are high. Equipped with systems such as AI Mate smart assistant, face recognition, voice recognition, 20-speaker Yamaha surround stereo system, and in-car communication, the vehicle promises a pleasant journey over long distances for large families.
As for the price, the selling price of the vehicle starts at 499,000 yuan/$68,450. For the base version and 588,000 yuan/$80,660 for the 140 kWh battery. Customers in China can book now to catch up with deliveries scheduled to begin in January 2023.