the past fifteen days I we reported that at the end of October the chinese manufacturer of cars Geely and its european subsidiary, Volvo presented a new car brand. Lynk&Co is the name chosen to name it and the photos we have left to fall we are faced with a serious attempt. Today is born of an official Lynk&Co of the hand Alain Vissier, vice president of sales and marketing of Volvo.
unlike Volvo and Geely, Lynk&Co is positioned in another area of the market inside the car sector. By design and price will be between the two signature matrices. The question is simple: Geely does not have anything easy in the demanding european market as much by image as by competition, and if it were located at the same height that Volvo would have problems of cannibalization in image and sales.
For this reason, the decision that they have taken the two firms is very simple. The design and quality standards in the manufacture of these models will be Swedish, but its price will be below the models of Volvo. In addition, Lynk&Co bet for connectivity and on-line services in order to approach a younger audience. Therefore, her conception was worked on important aspects such as the connectivity and the compatibility with different smartphones.
The first model that launched the brand will be the SUV 01. As its name indicates it is a SUV of compact size. At the structural level will be based on the platform of the upcoming Volvo XC40 and it is assumed that not only share its platform. With this we understand that its range of engines will be formed by mechanical three-and four-cylinder engine in both diesel as gasoline. In addition the platform is designed to incorporate mechanical hybrid, so that we would be talking about a serious rival to the brands that are most well-established.
In the brand has not been pronounced is if the SUV 01 may have the option to mount traction to one or both axes. Although mounting the platform of the new XC40 is more than likely that there is some version with four-wheel drive. Another aspect that has also been care is the of the gearboxes, and there also he sees the hand of Volvo. The new Lynk&Co SUV 01 will be able to assemble gearboxes manual six-speed or an automatic dual-clutch and seven relations.
This set of technologies will come made with the best assistants to driving that has a Volvo in his belt. To do this, the new Lynk&Co SUV 01 may carry adaptive cruise control, detector of objects in the dead angle, warning of lane departure, braking system automatic emergency next to the detection of pedestrians and items on the roadway. What is missing for the confirm is whether they will be serial or form part of the optional equipment of vehicle.
If we focus on the exterior design we can say that is a model quite graceful. Their forms are well-marked and even has a certain resemblance with some other concept, we can say that it has a personality and style all its own. This has been evaluated by Peter Horbury, the head of design for Volvo and Geely. In its execution involved the design studies that both firms have in the cities of Shangahai, Los Angeles and Barcelona.
Going on inside, and from what we can see in the images, both the design and the quality of the materials have been evaluated by Volvo. The design is very sober and is perfectly structured. The dashboard is dominated by a large touch-screen display by means of which they will be able to run many of the elements and driving aids. In addition, we really like that the controls of the air conditioning, stay out of it, which makes it easy to use for customers.
Other details that we have really enjoyed of its interior is the shift lever (in this case automatic) has a very carefully designed, remembering even the used BMW in their models. In addition, the rotary control that is on your side you can group the handling of the screen or even be the knob to decide between a traction at one axle or two. Therefore, if finally the model comes to the street, we hope that your interior design may not differ in excess of which we have presented Lynk&Co in these images.
To finish mention that the brand, is planning to launch the SUV 01 next year. First you will come to the chinese market and after him will come to Europe and the united States. In addition, once the SUV 01 is seated in the brand and market study your host could launch two suv larger. By now your name are 02 and 03 but it is more than likely to change their nomenclature when you are approaching your marketing.
Source – Lynk&Co