Since about two years or so, car makers in China, local and foreign alike, have started the interesting new trend of platform-branding; using a car’s platform name in marketing and PR. I believe it was Toyota who started this trend, with adding ‘TNGA platform’ to their advertising. Other car makers followed the example. But Geely now takes a bold new step: using platform-branding on the car itself!
The Lynk & Co 02 has been unveiled in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Why Amsterdam? Because Lynk & Co wants to be cool, and Amsterdam is coolest city on earth. I know, I used to live there. So is the Lynk & Co 02 cool enough for the Dutch capital? Of course it isn’t, but it is a nice try.
This is the new Lynk & Co 03 sedan. A blue example was seen in a Geely development facility. It looks pretty much the same as the car we saw earlier, but with a chromed B-pillar, a spoiler-like extension under the doors, and different wheels.
Lynk & Co to launch their second car and guess what they call it
New images of the upcoming Lynk & Co 02, the second car of the brand after the 01 SUV. The 02 will be unveiled March 26 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Lynk & Co, you know, is a global kinda brand, no matter that the actual cars are only available in China.
The Lynk & Co 01 SUV has finally been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 158.800 and ends at 202.800 yuan ($24.035 – 30.640). On top of that comes a Limited Edition launch edition for 220.800 yuan. The spicy red car on the photos is the top-spec ‘Pro’.
But can you really get a 01? Well… No.
Geely is now the largest shareholder of Lotus and the Chinese know what the world wants: an SUV. So they are going to build one. The drawings leaked from China’s notoriously leaky patent office, showing a sporty crossover SUV coupe with a racy air duct on the roof.
Images of the brand new China-made 2018 Volvo XC60, manufactured locally at Volvo’s plant in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in December.
Yesterday we saw the launch of the new Polestar 1, a concept previewing a new hybrid coupe of Volvo’s new electric performance brand (yes I know…), and today we have more about the underlying technology. Let’s start with the powertrain:
Volvo has launched a new brand. It is called Polestar and it will build sporty high-end electric cars. Their first car will be the Polestar 1, the production version of the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. Production will start in 2019 in a new factory in Chengdu, China. Next up is the Polestar 2 which will be aimed at the Tesla Model 3, and then it is time for the Polestar 3 which will do battle with the Tesla Model X.
The Polestar 1 is a brilliant looking car with an empty grille and beautiful wheels. So far so good. There is however a big question:
The first batch of Volvo S90L sedans is on its way to the United States. Four hundred cars were loaded into a ship in the port city of Tianjin, they will arrive at Volvo dealers in the United States in June. The China-made Volvo S90L will replace the Sweden-made Volvo S90 in the U.S., where it will be marketed as the 2018 Volvo S90, without an L at the end.