Swedish-Chinese cross Lynk & Co 02: teasers and the date of the premiereMarch 22, 2018
The brand Lynk & Co was created by Geely and Volvo in 2016. At the moment in the line of the brand there is only one model – all-terrain vehicle 01, built on the CMA platform, which also underlies the Volvo XC40 SUV. On the approach the second cross – with the index 02. The official premiere of the “deuce” will be held on March 26, 2018, according to the Chinese media, it will be held in Amsterdam. Before the debut of the novelty brand Lynk & Co spread its teasers.
However, the design of the exterior of Lynk & Co 02 has long been a secret: in 2017, in the base of the Ministry of Industry of China appeared “live” photos of the model “in full growth.” Externally, “deuce” is a small copy of Lynk & Co 01. The novelty is also based on the CMA platform. According to preliminary data, the length of Lynk & Co 02 is 4 448 mm, width – 1,890 mm, height – 1,528 mm, wheelbase size is 2,702 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of the crossover are 01: 4 512/1 856/1 657 mm, the wheelbase is 2,734 mm.
It is expected that, like the “senior” cross, at the start of sales “deuce” will be offered with a petrol four-cylinder turbo engine Volvo 2.0 Drive-E with a power of 190 hp. Transmission – manual, automatic or seven-peed robot with two clutches. Later, both models should still get a turbo engines from Volvo with capacity 1.5 (156 or 179 hp): this engine only recently debuted on the Volvo XC40. For Lynk & Co 01 there is a four-wheel drive version, whether Lynk & Co 02 will have such an option is unknown.
While the brand sells cars only in China, production is organized there. The company intends to enter the European market in a year or two – that is why the premieres of Lynk & Co are held in the Old World (the brand was first introduced in Sweden). In China crossover 01 is available from November 2017, its price starts at 158,800 yuan.