Geely’s Lynk & Co is all set to launch its newest 03 sedan in China, where traditional four-door saloons remain as much popular as the SUVs. The company has already launched the 01 SUV and 02 crossover while is currently developing the 04 hatchback.
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Unlike what is becoming the norm these days, the 03 doesn’t adopt the trendy four-door coupé bodystyle. Instead it sticks to a traditional three-box look. It adapts 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.
At the side, the chrome window trim runs into the rear windscreen, while the rear sports L-shaped tail lights also seen on the 01 SUV and 02 crossover. Also evident is the sportier bumpers with squared-off front intakes and rear diffuser.
The 03 sedan measures 4,639mm in length, 1,840mm in width and 1,460mm in height, and sits on a wheelbase of 2,730mm. Like the 01 and 02, the 03 sedan will be built on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) jointly developed by parent company Geely and Volvo.
According to information, the Lynk & Co 03 will be powered by 1.5 liter and 2.0 liter turbocharged engine options, paired to six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A plug-in hybrid version of the 1.5 liter unit with an electric range of over 60 km will also be made available.
The 03 sedan will have its public debut at the 2018 Chengdu Auto Show in September and will be launched in the Chinese car market thereafter. The 03 sedan is expected to reach European markets by 2020 with Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium set to assemble the vehicle. Prices (in China) are expected to start from 130,000 yuan (PKR 23.4 lac). Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on the Lynk & Co 03.