Zeekr used final week’s 2023 Guangzhou auto present to debut its first sedan, the 007.
Zeekr is a premium EV model from China with shut hyperlinks to Volvo and Polestar. It was established early this decade by Zhejiang Geely, the principle shareholder of each Swedish manufacturers, and at the moment affords the 001 compact hatchback, 009 minivan, and X compact crossover.
All of its autos, together with the brand new 007, are based mostly on Geely’s SEA modular EV platform. Within the 007, the platform helps a dual-motor powertrain with silicon-carbide motors, plus an an 800-volt electrical system that allows a 10-80% cost in simply quarter-hour utilizing an appropriate DC fast-charger.
The battery capability hasn’t been talked about however Zeekr mentioned a spread of over 400 miles shall be attainable in long-range grades. Zeekr additionally hasn’t talked about an influence output however mentioned 0-62 mph acceleration in lower than three seconds shall be attainable in some grades.
The 007 is a compact sedan measuring 191 inches lengthy, or about six inches greater than a Tesla Mannequin 3. Inside, the sprint structure shall be acquainted to anybody who has sat in a Mannequin 3. The sprint contains a digital gauge cluster in entrance of the driving force and a big touchscreen show with a panorama orientation mounted within the place the place a middle stack would usually be discovered.
Zeekr mentioned the 007 options a number of sensors, together with a lidar, 12 cameras, and 5 radar sensors. These help the car’s normal automated driver-assist characteristic often called Zeekr Pilot.
Additional particulars shall be introduced nearer to the 007’s market launch in China scheduled for early subsequent 12 months. Zeekr additionally operates in further Asian international locations and choose European and Center Japanese international locations. There are at the moment no plans to deliver the model to the U.S. however there have been reviews the model might launch an IPO right here.