Barely weeks after Lynk & Co unveiled its dramatic 02 sedan concept, the China-based firm under automaker Geely has now unveiled the 03 sedan concept, said to be a design prototype. Led by the 01 SUV, the 03 sedan follows suit, this time seen ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Here, similarities with the 01 SUV can be seen, in design elements for both its exterior and interior. Its headlamps are mounted high and its grille is slim in a fashion similar to the 01 SUV’s, while at the back the 03 sedan concept’s are similar to the 01 SUV’s in its distinct look. In contrast to the rather outlandish 02 concept, the 03 sedan concept is more restrained in appearance.
Inside, the 03 sedan concept’s cabin features a centre console that is angled towards the driver, and appears to share an overall design language with the interior within the 01 SUV. The 03 sedan concept’s steering wheel appears identical to the 01 SUV’s, while the infotainment unit appears to sport a sleek touchscreen surface in addition to hard controls.
As before, the latest from Lynk & Co is tipped to use Volvo’s CMA platform which will also underpin the upcoming 40 series Volvos, and while powertrain details have yet to be confirmed, the sedan concept is also likely to use Volvo’s 1.5 litre, turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine (paired to an electric motor in Volvo T5 hybrid configuration), as well as a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder.
In addition to the plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Lynk & Co 03 sedan concept is also said to spawn future models with a purely electric drivetrain. As Lynk & Co’s models approach their debuts, parent company Geely has plans to overhaul the traditional new car buying method, according to Car Advice.
In a move similar to Tesla’s, there are plans for Lynk & Co vehicles to be sold from centrally-owned distributor outlets. “Our aim is to enrich and simplify ownership by redefining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used,” explained Lynk & Co’s senior VP Alain Visser. There are also plans for a subscription model for the sharing and renting of Lynk & Co models.