Lynk&Co 02 crossover pictures leak online ahead of Beijing launch

Lynk&Co 02 crossover breaks cover in Guangzhou

Third model from Geely brand slots below 01 SUV

Pictures of the Lynk&Co 02, a crossover that is due make it to the UK by 2020, have leaked online.

The third model in Geely brand Lynk&Co’s line-up, expected to arrive at the Beijing motor show next year, looks like a smaller version of the 01 SUV, with which it shares underpinnings and several technical features.

The 02 is built on the CMA platform that has been co-developed by Geely sibling Volvo. It measures just under 4.5 metres long, making it 0.1 metres shorter than the 01 and a few centimetres longer than the Volvo XC40. The car’s wheelbase is identical to the XC40’s.

Like Volvo, Lynk&Co intends to make its new models enjoyable to drive, so the 02’s chassis will be set up with European handling tastes in mind.

The crossover will use a plug-in hybrid system that’s been co-developed by Volvo. It’s claimed to be good for an electric range of up to 50 miles.

The powertrain is based around a three-cylinder petrol engine, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, battery pack and electric motor.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain will initially be available from 2018 with a 31-mile range on the Volvo XC40 and Lynk&Co 01, before being ramped up to offer 50 miles, beating similar-sized rivals in its segment.

The 02 will also spawn a fully electric version at the start of the next decade, with a range that could be as great as 373 miles (600km).

Lynk&Co is due to be introduced in Europe from 2019, with cars arriving in the UK later in that year. The brand will only sell its vehicles, which currently comprise the 01, 02 and 03 saloon, online, with most sales expected to be in subscription form.

The 01 is confirmed to be priced from 180,000 RMB (about £20,583) in China, so expect the 02 to start at just below that.

Source: Autocar Online

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