Geely’s latest brand, Lynk & Co, continues to grow at a breakneck pace.
Its latest model is the 06, an SUV roughly the size of the Nissan Qashqai. It’s set to launch early next year in China.
Around back is where the 06 looks different from the existing 01 and 02 and upcoming 05 crossovers. It lacks the hockey stick-shaped taillights of the 01 and 02, instead featuring taillights with a trailing line, similar to those of the Lexus LC500.
Like its siblings, there’s a quasi-floating roof effect aft of the C-pillar but it’s different in execution.
Not so at Lynk & Co. The 06 is smaller than its 01 SUV, measuring 4340mm long, 1820mm wide and spanning a 2540mm wheelbase.
It’s almost assured to use the same Compact Modular Architecture as the rest of the Lynk & Co range, also shared with the Volvo XC40.
Car News China reports the 06 will use a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 129kW. It'll also be available with a 141kW plug-in hybrid version of that engine.
As these photos reveal, the 06 will be available with splashes of colour atop the windows and within its alloy wheels, much like the larger 05 coupe SUV.
There's no word yet on whether the 06 will follow the 01 to the European market.
If it makes the trip, it'll be offered under the same unconventional lease arrangements as the 01. Lynk & Co is touting its leasing model as being akin to Spotify, customers paying a fixed price per month with no lock-in contract. The price will include insurance and roadside assistance.
For a lower cost per month, lessees will be able to choose an older Lynk & Co model.
CEO Alain Visser told Dezeen the company is hoping to disrupt the industry. In addition to flexible leases, Lynk & Co will defy convention by eschewing dealers for 300-square-metre "lifestyle shops", even smaller than Tesla stores.
The company also won't advertise prices of its models in Europe, though Visser said it won't say no to selling cars if a buyer would prefer not to subscribe.
Lynk & Co is planning to come to Australia but hasn't committed to a time frame, nor has it announced whether it'll follow a traditional sales model as in China or its European subscription model.
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