Lynk&Co 03: first official pictures of all-new saloon

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Sam Sheehan

The first official pictures of the LynkCo 03 have been released before the saloon, which uses the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) co-developed with Volvo, reaches showrooms in China.

The four-door model will at first be focused on the Chinese market, which is the home of its maker, but it could reach Europe later. If it does, it would follow in the tyre tracks of the 01 crossover and 02 SUV, both of which are confirmed for the region.

Like its siblings, the 03 will be available with pure combustion and electrified powertrains. Expected first are 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol units, with a plug-in hybrid version that’s capable of 40 miles in pure-electric running also due.

LynkCo 02 first drive

LynkCo’s models feature highly connected technology, so the 03 is expected to follow suit and come with large touchscreens that offer internet connectivity. The 03 could also get a share button, as introduced in the 01, that allows other users to access the car with a temporary digital key sent to their smartphone.

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The car’s CMA platform is also used by Volvo’s XC40 (the two brands are owned by automotive giant Geely) and will underpin the Swedish group’s first all-electric model, due in 2019. An electric version of the 03 is therefore also a possibility, but it is likely to arrive at the start of the next decade.

LynkCo 01 prototype first drive

Although the photographed 03 is dressed in heavy camouflage, its design links to the 01 and 02 are clear. The car has a traditional four-door saloon bodyshape, demand for which remains high in China, the world’s largest new car market.

When it goes on sale, the 03 will be offered for purchase or acquired via a contract. Unlike PCP deals, LynkCo’s contracts are short term, like those used to purchase smartphones. Most of the car’s sales are expected to come from this type of deal.

Although LynkCo is still a new brand, it has already received heavy demand for its models. When the 01 went on sale last year, LynkCo said it received 6000 orders in 137 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest-selling car. 

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soldi

What is the point?

What is the point of releasing such poor pictures of a camouflaged car?

Doesn’t make me want it more, probably the reverse. Muppets

289

Wow!….

…..thats…….bloody dull!

More Chinese crap cluttering up our island.

Citytiger

289 wrote:

…..thats…….bloody dull!

More Chinese crap cluttering up our island.

Its no more Chinese crap than any other vehicle from any brand you wish to name that produce vehicles in China, Its a Volvo in all but name, its basically Volvo’s owners doing what Volkswagen do, and spinning off brands using the same basic building blocks, just like  Skoda, Audi, SEAT are all the same. 

Perhaps you need to get out more and realise a world exists outside of the UK. 

Marv

The front end styling

Is spoilt by those drls atop the bonnet. 

“Why is http://www.nanoflowcell.com not getting more media attention? It could be the future… Now!”

mesumguy

VW Called they want their 2007 Jetta/Vento plans back.

This may be aimed more at the Chinese market or wherever sedans are still big sellers. Style wise it doesn’t move the game on it just looks heavy. Interesting to see what Volvo and Polestar serves up.

Peter Cavellini

Anonymous…..?

 Yeah, it’s not radical enough, it does look like a Jetta with 21st Century makeover.

Peter Cavellini.

Bob Cat Brian

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Yeah, it’s not radical enough, it does look like a Jetta with 21st Century makeover.

That same statement could be applied to any/all VW, Audi, Skoda or SEAT saloon though.

Also, I dont see how people can make sweeping statements about the styling of a car still covered in swirl wrap.

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