Volvo and Geely declassified first joint crossover

The main "trick" car brand will be the newly-minted manufacturability – all models will be constantly connected to the Internet. Among the partners – giants such as Microsoft and Alibaba. Another interesting approach to sales. So, the company announced that Lynk & Co will not have a dealer network, plans to sell the car through online shops or in their own "minisalonah" in shopping centers. And all the cars will be sold in the maximum fixed trim, without "special stages". The choice will be offered only the engine and transmission.

First Chinese cars will receive – on the "Middle Kingdom" market brand will be released in late 2017. And in the 2018th Lynk & Co plans to start sales in Europe and the United States. Production is expected to settle in China, to service cars will be in the Volvo service centers. Recall, the Swedish brand also owned by Geely.

During the presentation of two models were presented – 01 crossover and sedan prototype index 02. These plain name – in ascending order – will all Lynk & Co Car. At the heart of all models of the new brand will lie CMA platform developed jointly by Geely and Volvo. Above the external appearance of novelties worked team of designers led by Peter Horbury.

The first will go on sale suv Lynk & Co 01. Its length is 4530 mm, width – 1855 mm, height – 1654 mm, the size of the wheelbase of 2 730 mm. According to preliminary data, the crossover will get a three-cylinder turbo engine of 1.5 liters capacity of 180 hp, turbocharged "four" 2.0, as well as hybrid versions. Transmissions – "mechanics" or "robot". SUV will be available with both front and all-wheel drive. Cross is likely to be equipped with all the electronic helpers available on Volvo cars.

About sedan Lynk & Co 01 details yet.

Earlier, Volvo has unveiled two prototypes, which are also built on the new CMA platform. The Swedes showed concepts of compact hatchback and crossover. The first in the series will go coupe.

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