The European version of the X supports map navigation in 32 European countries and nine languages, and meets E-NCAP's five-star crash standards, Zeekr said.

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Zeekr, the premium electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary of Holding Group, began shipping the first Zeekr X electric SUVs to Europe, after starting to ship the first Zeekr 001s there about a month ago.

The first European version of the Zeekr X rolled off the assembly line from Zeekr's factory in recent days and was assembled and loaded at the port for shipment to Europe today, the company said.

The European version of the Zeekr X supports map navigation in 32 European countries and nine languages, and allows drivers to communicate with the vehicle via voice without obstacles during the trip, Zeekr said.


The city SUV's chassis is tuned by a European team and meets E-NCAP's five-star crash standards, it said.

Zeekr unveiled its European strategy on April 18, the first day of the Shanghai auto show, saying it would offer EV products to European customers based on a direct-to-customer business model.

On June 27, Zeekr announced that it began pre-sales of the Zeekr 001 and Zeekr X in Europe, with starting prices of 59,490 euros ($63,400) and 44,990 euros, respectively.

The two models will go on sale first in Sweden and the Netherlands, with first deliveries expected to begin within the year, Zeekr said in late June.

The first Zeekr 001s built for European customers rolled off the assembly line on August 2. On August 25, the first Zeekr 001s shipped to the Netherlands set sail.

Zeekr will begin delivering vehicles in Sweden, the Netherlands in the fourth quarter, and will have a cumulative presence in six European countries by 2024, and it expects its international presence to reach eight countries by 2025, the company said, repeating previously announced plans.

Zeekr was officially launched as an independent company in March 2021, with its first model, the Zeekr 001, launched on April 15, 2021, and deliveries began in October 2021.

On November 1, 2022, Zeekr's second model, the Zeekr 009 MPV, was officially launched and its deliveries began on January 15.

On April 12, Zeekr unveiled its third model, the Zeekr X. Deliveries in China began on June 12.

On September 1, Zeekr unveiled the Zeekr 001 FR electric supercar, the model's price was not announced, though it is expected to be more than RMB 1 million.

The regular Zeekr 001 currently starts at RMB 269,000 in China, the Zeekr X at RMB 189,800, and the Zeekr 009 at RMB 499,000.

Zeekr delivered 12,303 vehicles in August, a new record high, up 71.69 percent year-on-year and up 2.19 percent from July, according to data it released on September 1.

($1 = 0.9384 euros, $1 = RMB 7.2749)

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