March 25, 2023 07:00
The Geely Group has set out to turn the European automotive industry electric with the launch of a number of similar units. The Chinese have a portfolio of brands such as Volvo, Lynk & Co, Smart, Polestar, Lotus or Zeekr, among others. All developments and technologies are shared to lower prices and maximize performance. Zeekr has a wonderful brand for Europeans now, but the first units will arrive soon. Zeekr X will be the smallest model in the family and, although we were able to see it from the outside a few weeks ago, it was not until now that we received the first pictures of the interior.
Although this design may not seem like it, under that attractive body is hidden in the body of Smart #1, but reaching 18 centimeters longer 4.4 meters in length; close to the level of the New Ford Explorer. The Chinese want to focus on the segment of the market that is positioned as the most profitable of all. The exterior approach is very aggressive. The lines hit X, but it is worth noting first of all the long wheelbase of a car that does not reach 4.5 meters.
A large central screen will gather all the functions of the car.
The minimalist interior and some specifications
Zeekr wants to position itself as a generalist/premium brand and knows that drivers in Europe are the most important in the world. For this reason, great care is taken to offer an inner life to this premise. The materials are expected to have a pleasant touch to complement the extensive technological display. The interior also stands out for its minimalism, putting all the attention on the two large screens. One fulfilling the functions of the instrument panel, the other will have the important role of serving as a driver to control all the functions of the car.
In Parallels, Chinese sources leaked the first data for the Zeekr X. Through the patents filed with MIIT, the body responsible for homologation in China, we were able to find multiple mechanical options that are considered to be very small. the family The first thing we can know is that you will only have one vary in battery with a capacity of 66 kWh * and the weight alone is 390 kilograms. It doesn’t seem like a big deal considering what we can see on the market.
The mechanical figures will be different. Power ranged from 272 and 428 horsepower driving engines with one or two engines that will offer all-wheel drive or rear. The NMC battery (Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt) will allow autonomy between cases 500 and 560 kilometers in ClTc cycle approval, Chinese standard. Considering this, it can be estimated that for Europe the autonomy between 420 and 480 kilometers can be approved. There won’t be an official announcement until the Zeekr X goes on sale in the Old Continent, something that won’t happen until next year.
The full and official presentation will be on Zeekr X next 12 April. Then it will be when the brand will reveal all the details and the cards will be sent around the world. Later, also in 2024, the chair will come to Europe which will be placed just before the Tesla model 3. At the moment, the commercial name is unknown, although the Chinese have recognized the development under the internal code. CS1E. Another model of the house will arrive on the continent, although at the moment there are many unknowns.