Zeekr 001 may also be getting a variant with scissor doors
Since the release of the XPeng Motors P7 Wing Edition, scissor doors seem to have become a high-end feature that many car companies are looking at.
According to autohome.com.cn, camouflage images of a new model of the Zeekr 001 equipped with scissor doors have been revealed. Unlike the previously unveiled car, the vehicle is equipped with the rare scissor door design.
The Zeekr 001 is the first model of Geely's Zeekr brand, which was unveiled on April 15, 2021, and deliveries will begin in October this year.
It is available in 3 models with a price range of RMB 281,000 ($43,638) – 360,000 yuan. It is built on the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform and has a wheelbase of 3005 mm.
The car with scissor doors is an early test model, and Zeekr has made a variety of settings for the door solution, autohome.com.cn quoted Zeekr as saying, adding that whether the model with this design will eventually be mass-produced depends on market feedback and user demand.
The Zeekr 001 is currently available in dual-motor and single-motor versions, with the dual-motor version having a maximum power of 544 horsepower and the single-motor version 272 horsepower.
The car is available in two battery pack capacities and three range options. The single-motor version with a 100kWh ternary lithium battery has an NEDC range of 712km, while the dual-motor version has a range of 606km. the dual-motor version with an 86kWh battery pack has a range of 526km.
The first car company to equip an affordable vehicle with scissor doors was XPeng Motors, whose P7 Wing edition, unveiled at the Guangzhou auto show last November, was a welcome daring attempt to bring scissor doors, previously reserved for supercars, to a civilian car.
Coveting the popularity of the model, the R brand, a high-end full-electric vehicle marque of SAIC Motor, also unveiled an imitator at the Shanghai Auto Show, even in the same color.
The R brand presented a car called ER6, which is equipped with scissor doors like the P7 Wing edition. Only its doors need to be opened and closed manually, while the XPeng uses electric doors and has an obstacle avoidance function.
There is also a big difference in price between the two, with the P7 Wing edition priced at RMB 366,900-409,900 after subsidies, and the ER6 at half the price - RMB 162,800-208,000.
However, R brand doesn't seem to have any intention to sell this model, as its official website is not yet online with the model's introduction or order link.
In contrast, XPeng has already started delivering the P7 sedan with scissor-style front doors, about five months after the model's debut.