Lynk & Co 03 from Geely and Volvo is completely declassified on live photosAugust 13, 2018
There were new pictures of the third production model of the brand Lynk & Co – a sedan with the index 03. The premiere of the sedan will be held next month.
The harbinger of the sedan Lynk & Co 03 – the eponymous concept – was presented last year. In late July 2018, the manufacturer distributed official images of the commodity sedan, and now the Chinese media replicated the “live” photos of the production model. Let’s remind, Lynk & Co brand is a joint project of Geely and Volvo, it was created in 2016. The first-born of the brand was the crossover 01, it went on sale in 2017, in June of this year, the second model was released to the Chinese market – a compact SUV with the index 02. The sedan will debut in September at the motor show in Chengdu, should get to the end of this year.
Conveyor Lynk & Co 03 generally retained the design of last year’s prototype, except that the car (and in the official pictures, and the “live” photos) – other bumpers, other wheels and painted in black exterior mirrors and spoiler. Most likely, we see the “exported” option, and the base sedan does not differ from the concept.
Sedan is built on the CMA platform, which was created by Geely together with Volvo. The same platform is the basis of the crossovers Volvo XC40, Lynk & Co 01 and 02. The length of the sedan is 4 639 mm, the width is 1 840 mm, the height is 1,460 mm, the wheelbase is 2,730 mm. That is, in its dimensions, the novelty is close to Toyota Corolla.
It is expected that at the first stage Lynk & Co 03 will be offered with a 156-hp petrol “turbo” 1.5 joint development of Volvo and Geely. The same engine is equipped with the SUV Lynk & Co 01 and 02. The crossover still has a 179-horsepower version of a one-and-a-half engine and a turbo-quartz Volvo 2.0 with a return of 190 hp. Transmission – six-speed manual or automatic transmission, seven-speed robotic transmission with a double clutch. In addition, the cross-country 01 is available with a 256-horsepower hybrid installation (1.5T and an electric motor): only on electric power the “senior” SUV will be able to drive about 51 km. Later, the sedan 03 and the SUV 02 are also likely to acquire hybrid modifications, and the 03 will still receive a 179-horsepower 1.5 engine. The crossover has all-wheel drive versions, whether there is a 4×4 option for Lynk & Co 03 – is still unknown.
At the moment, Lynk & Co models are produced and sold only in China. In late 2019, the production of brand cars will be adjusted at the Volvo plant in Belgium’s Ghent. There, probably, 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.