Chinese manufacturer Geely's new brand Lynk&Co has previewed the car it will launch into the European market in a new video.
The new model, a compact SUV shown in earlier spy pictures, could be offered as part of a car-sharing service. Today's video hints that this service will include bicycle hire and use smartphone and cloud technology to reserve vehicles.
In an earlier official release, Lync&Co senior vice president Alain Visser said Geely’s new brand “might well change the world’s idea of mobility”, suggesting it won’t be a conventional car maker.
This is backed up by earlier statements such as “the world has changed” and the promise that Lynk&Co will be “different from anything you’ve seen before from the car industry”.
The first model
Sightings of an early Lynk&Co development car revealed its links with Volvo models. Geely has worked with Volvo to create a new vehicle architecture called Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, and the underpinnings will be used for this SUV as well as the forthcoming Volvo XC40 that’s due early next year.