Lynk & Co
|Owner||Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd|
Lynk & Co is a Chinese-Swedish automobile brand owned by Geely Automobile Holdings. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2016, its cars will be positioned between those of the Geely brand and Swedish brand Volvo, which was purchased by Geely in 2010. The focus of the brand is on internet connectivity and innovative purchasing models in certain markets, targeting the young professional demographic.
Lynk & Co has announced three models intended for production, all based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform developed by CEVT and used also by Volvo. The first product announced by Lynk & Co was the crossover 01, the production version first shown at the 2017 Auto Shanghai show. Production of the 01 began first in China in 2017. A concept of the second model, the 03 sedan, was first shown along with the production 01 in Shanghai. The third model, also based on the platform shared with the Volvo XC40, is the 02. Smaller than the 01, it is also a crossover.
Current models are as follows:
- Lynk & Co 01 (2017–present), a compact SUV
- Lynk & Co 02 (2018–present), a compact SUV based on the 03
- Lynk & Co 03 (2018–present), a compact sedan
- Lynk & Co 04 (2020–present), an electric kick scooter launched with the 06
- Lynk & Co 05 (2019–present), a compact Coupe SUV based on the 01
- Lynk & Co 06 (2020–present), a subcompact SUV
- Lynk & Co 07 (2021–present), a compact 7-seater SUV
- Lynk & Co 09 (2021–present), a mid-size SUV
Lynk & Co has planned to launch the Lynk & Co 04 and 05 in 2019, according to An Conghui, President and CEO of Geely Auto Group. Besides, the Lynk & Co 02 PHEV and the 03 PHEV also hit the market in 2019. As of January 2019, the brand has so far rolled out four models, namely, the Lynk & Co 01, 02, 03 and the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV. By mid 2020, there has been 5 models on the market with the 04 being cancelled. As the product planning reveals, all outgoing models will have their PHEV version.
Lynk & Co is planning to use a direct-to-consumer sales model in most markets. This method is very uncommon, dealerships have been used as the primary method of selling automobiles to consumers. Tesla has had recent success selling direct to consumers, which Geely acknowledges.
Each car will be ordered by the buyer and customized using equipment packages, though variations will be limited.
Lynk & Co will offer a subscription based service to customers. Users can operate the service, which is set to include numerous lifestyle benefits, for a month at a time in addition to being able to share vehicles out on a short-term basis to other consumers.
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