Geely presented the first electric car under the Zeekr brandApril 1, 2021
In the family of the Chinese auto giant, this is already the fourth sub-brand specializing in the production of electric vehicles. Its element is premium cars.
Inexpensive electric cars are produced by the Maple brand, the changed profile Lifan manages electric cars for corporate parks, and Geometry offers more advanced cars. Now Geely is preparing the Zeekr luxury electric cars for the market. The new brand already has its firstborn – Zeekr 001, which is the serial version of the Lynk & Co Zero concept.
This show car debuted last year. Outwardly, both cars are almost the same. The commercial electric car received the same recognizable design as the car under the Lynk & Co brand, and it also got frameless doors with retractable handles.
In fact, we have in front of us a rather large liftback, whose length is almost five meters, and the wheelbase has approached the mark of three meters. Zeekr 001 gets digital “tidy”, multimedia with a large touchscreen and head-up display. There are practically no traditional buttons and keys. A multifunction steering wheel, for example, is bypassed with sensors. The electric car is based on the latest SEA platform, which Geely engineers created specifically for electric cars.
The battery liftback will take less than four seconds to accelerate to hundreds, and without recharging it will travel about 700 kilometers.
And the electric car will also get air suspension: with it, the ground clearance will vary from 15 to 22 centimeters. The premiere of the novelty is scheduled for April. The electric car will be presented at the Shanghai Motor Show. The zero-emission vehicle will reach the assembly line in the third quarter of this year. Every year the brand promises to replenish the lineup with a new electric car.
In the meantime, it became known what the successor to the powerful Mitsubishi Lancer Evo sedan might look like. The renders were presented by an independent designer, but the company itself has no plans to revive this productive model yet.
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