The Zeekr 003 becomes the Zeekr X for production
A few days ago we told you about the Zeekr 003, the electric crossover that occupies number 3 in Zeekr’s range of electric vehicles, in line with its initial name, which has now become Zeekr X, as indicated by the brand itself. But that’s not all, as Zeekr has also released the first uncamouflaged images of the now rebranded Zeekr X to coincide with the reveal of the vehicle’s production name.
At the end of January, we saw it still under camouflage during testing, where we could already appreciate certain details of its general design. Now, the brand has finally unveiled the appearance of the Zeekr X, a very interesting all-electric vehicle that is expected to arrive in Europe in 2023, and which will compete directly with the Volkswagen ID.3 and the MG4.
As expected, the lines are very similar to its Zeekr 001 and Zeekr 009 siblings. Based on the Geely Group’s SEA platform, the Zeekr X has been designed at Geely’s Gothenburg, Sweden facility. The company said the Zeekr X is “a new all-round luxury SUV”, making clear its urban scope. Below, we leave you with the video shared by the brand on the Weibo social network:
But why the name? Zeekr explains that “there are too many cars with 3 names at this price level, such as A3, Q3, Model3,…”. With these statements we can not only deduce that Zeekr is looking to dissociate itself from the number 3 name as a successful car to create its own path, but also… Perhaps it means that it aims to compete with cars like the Audi A3, Q3 or the Tesla Model 3?
Apart from its now-revealed design, Zeekr has not revealed any technical aspects of the car at this stage. Its dimensions are 4.45 metres long, 1.83 metres wide and 1.57 metres high, with a wheelbase of 2.75 metres, making it a shorter and slightly taller car than the Zeekr 001, which is very similar in dimensions to the Group’s Smart #1.
The Zeekr X is expected to make its official debut in April at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Production of the Zeekr X is rumoured to take place at Geely’s plant in Chengdu (Sichuan, China), rather than at Ningbo as is the case with its other two models, the 001 and 009.
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