Zeekr made a splash at the 2023 Guangzhou auto show with the debut of its first sedan, the 007. As a premium EV brand from China, Zeekr has strong ties to Volvo and Polestar, thanks to its establishment early in the decade by Zhejiang Geely, the main shareholder of both Swedish brands. Currently, Zeekr offers the 001 compact hatchback, the 009 minivan, and the X compact crossover, all of which are based on Geely’s SEA modular EV platform.
The 007 is the latest addition to Zeekr’s lineup and it comes equipped with a dual-motor powertrain featuring silicon-carbide motors, along with an 800-volt electrical system. This system enables the 007 to achieve a 10-80% charge in just 15 minutes when using a suitable DC fast-charger. Although the battery capacity has not been specified, Zeekr has stated that long-range models will be capable of achieving a range of over 400 miles. Additionally, while Zeekr has not disclosed the power output, the company has confirmed that certain grades of the 007 will be capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds.
In terms of size, the 007 is a compact sedan, measuring 191 inches long, which is approximately six inches longer than a Tesla Model 3. Inside, the layout is reminiscent of the Model 3, with a digital gauge cluster in front of the driver and a large touchscreen display with a landscape orientation serving as the centerpiece of the interior. Zeekr has also highlighted the presence of multiple sensors in the 007, including a lidar, 12 cameras, and five radar sensors, all of which support the vehicle’s standard automated driver-assist feature known as Zeekr Pilot.
While Zeekr has not disclosed all the details about the 007, the company has confirmed that additional information will be released closer to the sedan’s market launch in China, which is scheduled for early next year. In addition to the Chinese market, Zeekr also operates in other Asian countries, as well as select European and Middle Eastern countries. Despite its global reach, there are currently no plans to bring the Zeekr brand to the U.S., although there have been reports suggesting that the company may launch an IPO in the U.S.
With its strong ties to Volvo and Polestar, as well as its innovative and high-performance electric vehicles, Zeekr is poised to make a significant impact in the automotive industry. The debut of the 007 sedan at the Guangzhou auto show marks an important milestone for the brand, and the company’s future expansion and potential IPO in the U.S. signals its ambition to become a major player in the global electric vehicle market. As Zeekr continues to push the boundaries of EV technology, the industry will undoubtedly be paying close attention to the brand’s future developments.