The Lynk & Co 03, previewed by a concept at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show and teased recently by a set of official “spyshots”, has finally been revealed in a small series of photos. The sedan follows the 01 and 02 crossovers to market in China, where traditional four-doors remain popular even as the SUV craze sweeps the Middle Kingdom.

Unlike what is becoming the norm these days, the 03 doesn’t adopt the trendy four-door “coupé” bodystyle, sticking to a traditional three-box look. At the front, you’ll find the brand’s signature dual-tier headlights with “dual-claw” LED daytime running lights up top, with the larger lower units integrated into the grille.

Moving over to the side, the chrome window trim runs into the rear windscreen, while the rear sports L-shaped tail lights also seen on the 01 and 02. Also evident is the sportier bumpers with squared-off front intakes and rear diffuser; if past spyshots are indicative, a more sedate look will also be offered.

Like the 01 and 02, the 03 will be built on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) jointly developed by parent company Geely and Volvo, which also sees service on the Volvo XC40. According to Autocar, it will be offered with the same engines as its Swedish sibling, including 1.5 three-cylinder and 2.0 litre four-pot turbo petrols as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the 1.5 litre unit with an electric range of over 60 km.

Lynk & Co wants to be a brand for the digital generation, and to that end the company aims to deliver a range of ownership options beyond the usual purchase, hire purchase and leasing routes. There’s a subscription service in the works, similar to Volvo’s Care by Volvo, plus the ability to share your car with other people through a digital key, using a “Share” button in the infotainment system.

Production of Lynk & Co models have commenced in Zhangjiakou, China, with Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium also set to pick it up in 2019. Right-hand drive models, meanwhile, could be built at Proton’s plant in Tanjung Malim.