Zeekr 009 unveiled – single and dual motor EV MPV with up to 700 km range; on sale in China end of 2022

Zeekr 009 unveiled – single and dual motor EV MPV with up to 700 km range; on sale in China end of 2022

Geely group brand Zeekr has unveiled its latest product, the 009 MPV. This is a fully electric people-mover that takes aim at the luxury MPV segment populated by the likes of the Toyota Alphard.

The Zeekr 009 is, in fact is larger that the Japanese brand’s established offering; the Zeekr 009 measures 5,209 mm long, 2,024 mm wide and 1,856 mm tall with a wheelbase of 3,205 mm, according to Car News China, while the Alphard measures 4,945 mm long, 1,850 mm wide with a wheelbase of 3,000 mm.

Based on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) which also underpins the EV brand’s first model, the 001, this makes the 009 the group’s first MPV to use the platform. Other vehicles within the group also on the SEA platform include the smart #1, Lotus Eletre electric SUV, and the Geely Radar RD6 EV pick-up truck.

Compared to the likes of the Alphard and Vellfire, the Zeekr 009 has a more pronounced bonnet along with more aggressive overall styling, where the main headlamps are topped with vertically-oriented LED DRLs which are mirrored by the motif in the front silver grille, extending all the way downwards. Geely calls this design the ‘Fountain of Light’, which consists of 154 LED strips.

Zeekr 009 unveiled – single and dual motor EV MPV with up to 700 km range; on sale in China end of 2022

Viewed from the side, the 009 rides on a set of multi-spoke wheels designed to mimic the staggered lines of the front grille. Its designers have included a ‘shark fin’ shape at the base of the C-pillar, where the window line slopes upwards to meet the gloss black pillar finished with a seven-strip pattern, itself topped by another set of staggered lines in gloss black.

Inside, the 009 offers a 2+2+2 seating configuration as standard, though a VIP version is understood to be also offered, providing just two seats in the passenger compartment, according to Car News China. From these images, the 009 can be seen to feature a sunroof over the first row of occupants, and a larger panoramic unit over the second and third rows.

Zeekr 009 unveiled – single and dual motor EV MPV with up to 700 km range; on sale in China end of 2022

Official details are scarce regarding the 009’s powertrain, though as it is based on the SEA platform, this is likely to accommodate a single- or dual-motor configuration, producing 272 hp and 544 hp respectively. These are available with battery packs of 86 kWh and 100 kWh capacities, and the larger battery mated to the single-motor powertrain will likely be the one to achieve the headline 700 km range on a single charge.

For reference, the Zeekr 001 that is also offered with these two battery capacities is rated for a maximum battery range of between 536 km and 732 km. Judging from the frontal exterior images of the 009, the electric MPV has provisions for ADAS features such as cameras and sensors, located on the lower part of the front bumper as well as behind the windscreen just ahead of the interior rear view mirror.

The Zeekr 009 full electric MPV is set to go on sale in China before the end of this year.

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Comments

  • Mr. Sotong on Aug 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Everyone seems to be copying each others designs nowadays.

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    • Celup King on Aug 12, 2022 at 12:09 am

      All been copying progenitor Gen2 design, so instead Geely did the right thing and bought over the originator of the Gen2 design.

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    • SmartConsumer on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:53 am

      so stupid. a car has wheels, body, lights and doors. try to reinvent a wheel for me. Which car looks like this zeekr?? please name it here

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  • Bieight8 on Aug 11, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    GG lah alphard…

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    • How to pronounce Zeekr?

      Is it like Zaykar? Or straight Z*kar?

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    • Bring in the Stepwagon, Voxy, Sienna Plz!! on Jul 13, 2023 at 3:20 pm

      Toyota really good in designing mpv. Estima, alphard, voxy, sienna..all look very good. The only other mpv looks good is Kia Carnival & N Serena. Odyssey, Stream used to rival T, but dunno y suddenly H slow down. This 009 need to revise few times to really challenge Alphard.

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  • Exora XL

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  • PDW7257 on Aug 13, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    The front fascia, in my opinion, won’t be selling in Malaysia. Revamp them and I think it would be serious competitor to Alphard

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  • Pokde on Aug 14, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Alphard recond will be gone when this mpv hit on out shore rebadged as Proton. Please price it below 150k with hybrid and dump all fancy features.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Aug 14, 2022 at 10:55 am

    trying to outdo bmw in making ugly grilles

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  • MOHD ZUL IZI ZAINAN ABIDIN on Oct 18, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Look like new KIA CARNIVAL 2023
    https://kiacarnivalimages2023.github.io/bench-2023-kia-carnival-crash-test-rating-edition/

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