Lynk & Co to Show 03 Concept Sedan in Shanghai
Geely is moving quickly to launch its newest automotive venture, Lynk & Co. Formed about six months ago, the brand has already shown an SUV and will debut a new sedan concept at the Shanghai auto show this week.
Lynk & Co will sell its first product, the 01 SUV, in China later this year before bringing it to the U.S. in 2018. By 2021, the automaker’s lineup will expand to four vehicles, including a four-door sedan, which is previewed by the new 03 concept shown in Shanghai. If you take a look at the grille, headlights, and taillights, you’ll notice the sedan receives many of the same design features as the SUV.
As we previously reported, Lynk & Co is owned by Chinese automaker Geely, making it a sibling to Volvo. Accordingly, the young company’s new vehicles will be underpinned by the CMA platform, which will also make its way to the Volvo XC40, S40, and V40. The new brand will also borrow transverse-mounted 1.5-liter three-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines from Volvo.
To make the car buying process easier, Lynk & Co will offer transparent fixed prices, online sales, and home delivery services. It will also introduce what it calls the world’s first in-car digital share function, allowing friends to share access to the same vehicle. Now, the automaker has announced it will offer a lifetime warranty and free data on every vehicle it sells.
Lynk & Co will debut the 03 Concept on April 19 at the Shanghai auto show, as well as a production-ready version of the 01 SUV.