Joint sedan Volvo and Geely: revealed serial versionJuly 24, 2018
The Lynk & Co brand was created by Geely and Volvo in 2016. At the end of 2017, sales of the “first-born” of the new crossover with index 01 started in China in June of this year. In June of this year, the second model – compact crossover Lynk & Co 02 – was launched on the China market. And soon the customers will be offered a sedan: as it is not difficult to guess, the third model is designated as Lynk & Co 03. The pre-production four-door sedan was shown a year ago, now the images of the commodity version appeared.
The serial Lynk & Co 03 generally retained the design of the prototype, others were just bumpers. However, it is possible that the pictures show some top version aka sport, and the base model will have the same bumpers as last year’s model. Like the 01 and 02 crossovers, the sedan is built on the CMA platform (the same platform lies at the heart of the Volvo XC40 SUV, Geely owns the Swedish company). According to preliminary data, the length of the conveyor Lynk & Co 03 is 4,639 mm, the width is 1,840 mm, the height is 1,460 mm, the wheelbase is 2,730 mm in size.
The engine range is the same for all Lynk & Co machines, it includes the petrol engines of the Volvo Drive-E family: a turbo engine 1.5 with 156 or 179 hp and turbo four 2.0 with a power of 190 hp. Transmission – six-speed manual or automatic, seven-speed robotic transmission with a double clutch. It is not yet known whether the sedan will have a full drive. Later on models 01, 02 and 03 still have to appear hybrid versions with a 180-horsepower motor 1.5 and an electric motor. The aggregate power of the plant is up to 250 hp.
The list of equipment Lynk & Co 03, most likely, will be the same as the crossover: digital “assembly”, leather interior, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control.
To the Chinese dealers will get the sedan in the fourth quarter of 2018, the price is not announced.
Let’s remind, models Lynk & Co while produce and sell only in China. At the moment, the results of the crossover 01 are known: in January-May of this year 37 005 cars were sold. Demand for a crossover is growing: if in the first month of 2018 the choice was stopped by 6,173 customers, then in May 9 234 cars were sold already.
At the end of 2019, the production of Lynk & Co cars will be adjusted at the Volvo plant in Belgian Ghent. It is assumed that there will collect both crossovers and a sedan. On the European market cars of the new brand should be released in the first half of 2020.