Zeekr carried out a magic trick on the entire automotive world and unveiled its electrical SUV designed for Europe – the 003. The corporate shared photos of the 003 coated in funky graphics however actually not hiding any particulars in any respect.
The Zeekr 003 is the primary electrical automobile from the corporate particularly designed for the European clients. The automobile is constructed on the ever versatile SEA platform that already underpins its larger brothers, the 001 and 009. Volvo and Polestar use this platform as nicely and so is Good in each the #1 and the upcoming #3.
Zeekr 003 has been noticed earlier than however again then it was coated in a full camouflage. Now with its funky colours, we will clearly see the household resemblance. There’s a trace of Lynk&Co 01 (what’s with the numbers?) within the new Zeekr and it shouldn’t be a shock – the 2 are somewhat shut siblings and share extra than simply the dad or mum firm.
The corporate refers back to the 003 as an SUV however it actually is simply a big hatchback on massive wheels and with some additional floor clearance. The boundaries between the physique varieties are going smooth and it appears quickly we are going to arrive on the uniform form with solely logos to distinguish the manufacturers – just like what occurred to our smartphones.
CarNewsChina did some picture trickery and due to the Zeekr 003 being parked up proper subsequent to the Audi e-tron GT, we now have a good suggestion how massive this new electrical SUV goes to be. Not that massive truly – about 4.38 meters in size which is about 10 cm greater than the VW ID.3 which in all honesty, doesn’t look too totally different from the Zeekr 003. Coincidence?
One other competitor which is identical measurement because the ID.3 is the Good #1 which shares the whole drivetrain with the brand new Zeekr 003. The 2 automobiles may have a really related if not equivalent wheelbase and the one distinction will probably be within the entrance and rear overhangs.
What can we count on from the Zeekr 003? That’s simple. All we have to do is have a look at the spec sheet of the Good #1 and there we discover our solutions – RWD structure with 200 kW electrical motor, 343 Nm of torque and 66 kWh battery pack. We will count on the same vary of 440 km (WLTP) and DC charging assist of as much as 150 kW.
Will there be a sporty model just like Brabus model of the Good #1? It’s a tempting proposition, 422 hp and 543 Nm of torque will put a smile on anyone’s face whatever the badge on the hood. It’s too early to invest on that although, the Zeekr 003 will probably be proven formally to the world in April on the Shanghai Auto Present earlier than occurring sale in Europe.
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