The first Europe-bound Zeekr X Crossover EV rolls off the assembly line in China
The first European Zeekr stores will open at the end of the year in Stockholm and Amsterdam.
September 19, 2023 in 7:46 AM ET
The first Zeekr Holland.
This second shipment will follow the first batch of Zeekr 001 EVs sent to the Old Continent in August and will lead the Chinese company’s expansion into Europe, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin towards the end of the year, when the Geely-owned automaker will open its first retail locations. Direct to consumer in Stockholm and Amsterdam, with more locations on the continent. Zeekr says it intends to be present in most Western European markets by 2026.
Production of the X urban crossover, which shares its underpinnings with the Smart #1 and Volvo EX30, began in China in June when the company also began taking pre-orders for both the
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In Europe, the Zeekr In comparison, the small urban crossover starts at 189,800 yuan ($26,000) in China, while the 001 starts at 299,000 yuan ($41,000) in its home market.
Based on Geely’s Sustainable Electrical Engineering (SEA), the Zeekr The base rear-wheel drive system has an output of 200 kW (268 hp), while the more powerful version comes with dual-motor all-wheel drive and is good for a combined 315 kW (422 hp) and 400 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque, enabling quick acceleration 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
The rear-wheel-drive model has a CLTC-rated range of 348 miles (560 km), while the all-wheel-drive model can travel up to 318 miles (512 km) on a full charge.
Zeekr was founded in 2021 as a premium brand wholly owned by Geely, the Chinese auto group that also includes Volvo, Polestar and Lotus in its portfolio, among others.