The Chinese-made Zeekr 009 might be the future of luxury minivans

by Greg Potts | Nov 4, 2022
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Geely’s upmarket Chinese brand Zeekr has announced its second model after the 001 shooting brake-coupe-SUV thing, and this latest one is even more striking.

Internet, meet the 009—an all-electric luxury minivan that’s based on the same SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) platform as the 001 and other Geely products like the Smart #1. 

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Said platform has been extended for the 009, and it’s the first Geely product to get the new Qilin lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt battery. It’s a mega 140kWh unit too, which means the 009 manages a massive 822km on China’s equivalent of the WLTP cycle. Impressive.

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And just because it can, Zeekr has also fitted the same twin-motor powertrain as in the 001, which means there’s all-wheel drive, 536hp and a 0-100kph time of 4.5 seconds. Is this the quickest production people carrier around?

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The exterior design certainly isn’t shy either. Designed in Sweden, that front end features a massive light-up metal grille, whilst the sides get large sliding doors and round the back there’s a full-width lightbar. The wheels are 20-inchers and inside there are three rows for a total of six seats. It’s posh in there too, with many screens (including an optional 15.6-inch fold down item for rear passengers) and lots of Nappa leather.

As it stands it looks like the 009 will remain a China-only product, even if Zeekr’s planned expansion into Europe and North America does materialize. 

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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