Geely-owned brand shows third model based on modular platform shared with Volvo, which goes on sale in China this year
31 August 2018

Lynk&Co's third production model, the 03 saloon, has been detailed in new images after its public debut at the Chengdu motor show. 

The new batch of shots reveals the all-new car's cabin, which shares design cues with the latest Volvo models as well as the 03's siblings. It sits on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that Lynk&Co co-developed with fellow Geely-owned brand Volvo, and is due on sale in China from October.

The four-door saloon will at first be focused on the Chinese market, the home of Lynk&Co's parent, but it could reach Europe at a later date. If it does, it will follow the 01 and 02 SUVs, which have already been confirmed for launch here in late 2019.

The 03 will be offered in China with 1.5-litre three-cylinder and 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines, while a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version that’s capable of 40 miles on electric power alone is also due. The PHEV variant is expected to be the launch model in Europe. 

Lynk&Co 02 first drive

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Lynk&Co’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.

The CMA platform is also used by the Volvo XC40 and will underpin the Swedish group’s first all-electric model, which is set to launch in 2019. An electric version of the 03 is therefore also a possibility, but that isn't likely to arrive until the start of the next decade.

Lynk&Co 01 prototype first drive

The 03's design links to the 01 and 02 are clear. Along with Lynk&Co's signature split-level front end, 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, Lynk&Co’s contracts are short term, similar to those used to purchase smartphones. Most of the 03’s sales are expected to be through this type of deal.

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

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19 July 2018

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

19 July 2018

.....thats.......bloody dull!

More Chinese crap cluttering up our island.

19 July 2018
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. 

19 July 2018

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!"

19 July 2018

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.

Mesumguy

20 July 2018

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

Peter Cavellini.

20 July 2018
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.

31 July 2018
Very slab sided and the front looks like a Dodge Charger ate a Kia Sportage. Other than that if this offers Skoda style value with Volvo platform and tech underpinnings then it'll be an interesting proposition.

31 July 2018
If Porsche made compact 4 door saloon cars .... introducing the Porsche Turdcan

31 July 2018

Can you put the cover back on please!!!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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