AUTO SLEUTH

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Lynk & Co.’s new ve­hi­cle, the 02, ap­pears headed to North Amer­ica in late 2018

No longer the miss­ing Lynk: In­cred­u­lous as it seems, The Sleuth’s sources are hear­ing that Lynk & Co, an off­shoot of Geely of China (which owns Volvo) is quickly pro­ceed­ing with plans to bring what is dubbed the 02 to mar­ket in Geely’s home coun­try later this year and to Europe and North Amer­ica by late 2018. It’s all part of an ag­gres­sive plan to sell half a mil­lion Lynk & Co ve­hi­cles a year by 2022. The 02 com­pact four-door hatch­back will use the same plat­form that was orig­i­nally cre­ated for the up­com­ing Volvo V40 and XC40 wagons. The 02 will re­port­edly come with ad­vanced con­nec­tiv­ity fea­tures, in­clud­ing ve­hi­cle-to-ve­hi­cle com­mu­ni­ca­tions and per­ma­nent In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity. As with Tesla, Lynk & Co plans to es­tab­lish com­pany-owned re­tail stores in­stead of sell­ing through a dealer net­work.

Lynk & Co.’s new ve­hi­cle, the 02, ap­pears headed to North Amer­ica in late 2018. The com­pany is an off­shoot of Geely in China, which also owns Volvo.

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