On the night of 19th June, Lynk & Co officially released its flagship model 09 in Shanghai. The new car is positioned as a mid-size SUV. Following models 01 – 07, Lynk & Co 09 is the automaker’s biggest car. It is based on Volvo’s SPA platform – the same that underpins the Volvo XC90 II (also a mid-size SUV), several other Volvo cars, and Polestar 1. Chinese automaker Geely owns all these brands.
They are so trendy indeed that we sometimes hesitate to post about Lynk & Co, as we are way less trendy than they are. But we usually get over it fairly quickly whenever we realize, again, that all of this trendiness is really just desperate PR not worth our worries.
Now, let’s get on with the Lynk & Co 09.
The Volvo XC90 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, by far the most important car so far for the venerable Swedish brand in China’s Geely’s hands. Price in China starts at 798.000 yuan and ends at 1.01 million yuan ($128.502 – 162.600).
Volvo has released the first images of the new Volvo XC90 Excellence, scheduled for debut next week on the Shanghai Auto Show. The XC90 Excellence is an ultra luxurious version of the Volvo XC90 SUV. The third row of seats has been deleted and the second-row bench has been replaced with two captain seats.