Lynk & Co — Geely’s new car brand that tries to completely redefine the way we buy and use cars — gave us a glimpse of how all this newness actually looks on the road in October 2016, with its 01 SUV concept car.
Now, the company (which is perhaps best known globally as the owner of Volvo) has followed up with a sedan concept, called Lynk & Co 03.
Launched Wednesday, during the Shanghai International Auto Show, the new car is once again quite modern-looking, though perhaps a bit tamer than the 01. This is especially on the inside, where despite the large touchscreen on the dashboard, the overall look is comparable to any modern car. Even though Lynk & Co calls the car a concept, it actually looks like a lot like a finished product, ready for the road.
The car’s most important features aren’t visible, though. Just like its predecessor, the Lynk & Co 03 will always be connected to the internet (with free data traffic) and the car’s own cloud. It will have an open API as well as its own app store.
Also, Lynk & Co plans for all its cars to be ready for sharing with other people, so the 03 will also have a dedicated in-car share button. Another important feature for all Lynk & Co cars will be lifetime warranty, though we don’t know all the details of what, exactly, that means.
Lynk & Co claims its first car, the 01, will hit China’s market this autumn, followed by a launch in U.S. and Europe in 2019. There’s no word on when the freshly introduced sedan will become available. Lynk & Co says it plans to follow up with several more models over the next 1-2 years.