Geely Lynk & Co‘s latest plug-in hybrid SUV, Lynk & Co 08, received over 10,000 orders in ten days after the official start of the sale on September 8. The buyers can choose from five models with a price range of 208,800 – 288,000 yuan (28,400 – 39,200 USD).
The SUV is the first car to feature China’s first domestically developed automotive-grade 7-nanometer chip, the Dragon Eagle-1, which powers various functions in the vehicle’s operating software (OS), Meizu Flyme Auto. The OS uses two chips, whose computing power is reportedly equivalent to two Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chips.
Positioned as a mid-size SUV, Lynk & Co 08 measures 4820/1915/1685 mm, and the wheelbase is 2848 mm. The PHEV is designed on Lynk & Co’s “The Next Day” principles, with notable elements that include frameless doors and hidden door handles.
The closed front face is paired with split headlights embedded with 32 LEDs and a blackened trapezoidal grille at the bottom. The rear uses a highly recognizable penetrating taillight design, a roof spoiler, and a hidden exhaust layout.
The interior features a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, a 15.4-inch central control screen, and a 92-inch AR-HUD equipped with Meizu’s Flyme Auto operating system. Other car configurations include automatic climate control, voice recognition control, and ambient lights. Lynk & Co 08’s high-end models also have a level 2 advanced driving assistance system supported by five millimeter-wave radars and 10 cameras.
The car’s Harman Kardon 23-speaker audio system provides sound effects for various scenarios, including “welcome”, “lock the car”, “turn signal”, “door opening warning”, and “low-speed reminder”.
The new car is available in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, equipped with a 1.5T plug-in hybrid system. The front-wheel drive version is powered by a single motor that outputs 280 KW and 615 Nm. The four-wheel drive version is equipped with dual motors, with a combined system power of 436 kW and a peak torque of 905 Nm, and has a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.6 seconds.
Three battery pack capacities of 21.2 kWh, 39.6 kWh, and 39.8 kWh are offered, providing the front-wheel and four-wheel drives with CLTC pure electric cruising ranges of 120/245 km and 220 km, respectively, and comprehensive cruising ranges of 1,200 km and 1,400 km under a full tank and full charge, respectively. In addition, fast charging is supported, and charging from 30% to 80% takes only 28 minutes, according to the carmaker.