Volvo’s sister brand, Geely-owned Lynk & Co, has revealed a new SUV-coupé for the Chinese market – the 05. The BMW X4 rival joins Lynk & Co’s other international models: the 01 SUV, 02 crossover and 03 sedan in the car manufacturer's line-up. A fifth model, a hatchback called the 04, is yet to be revealed.
Although this particular model is for the Chinese market only, Geely’s Europe-bound Chinese brand, Lynk & Co seems to be taking much of its design inspiration from long-established European carmakers.
Although limited technical details of the O5 are known, what’s certain is that – like its siblings – it is based on the Volvo-developed CMA platform. Stretching 4,592mm long and sitting on a 2,734mm wheelbase, much of the O5’s styling comes from its similarly sized sibling, the 01 SUV.
The dashboard of the 05 is dominated by a 12.7-inch touchscreen. The interior also features contrasting stitching all around, and some sleek switchgear.
For the Chinese market, the O5 will come with a 2.0-litre hybrid engine making 255hp and sending 350Nm of torque to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
While the brand is targeting young customers and has begun a subscription-based business, Lynk & Co cars can’t be bought outside of China, at least for now. While there is no word on an India-spec model, the company does have ambitions to expand into Europe, particularly with the Volvo XC40-sized 02 SUV.