Lynk & Co has confirmed that it will reveal its 02 crossover in the not too distant future as its third production model.
Initially, it was widely thought that the mobility company would dub its premium sedan the 02 but as we learnt at the Shanghai Auto Show, it is instead dubbed the 03, leaving the 02 name free to use for a model to slot between the 01 SUV and the 03 sedan.
Speaking to Auto Express about the vehicle, Lynk & Co senior vice president Alain Visser said “In between the 01 SUV and 03 saloonwill be a type of crossover vehicle that we’ll reveal soon. It’s got SUV cues, but it’s probably a bit lower. You’ll see that most of our cars are relatively small in size.”
According to Visser, the 01 SUV will be the first of the three to hit the market and be sold in China from late this year before arriving in Europe and the U.S. in mid-2019. A couple of years later, the 02 crossover will join the range to make the most of the burgeoning SUV/crossover market. The 03 sedan will then launch last.
Visser also revealed that the Geely-owned company will look to target younger buyers.
“A Lynk & Co is a very sporty car, we also want it to feel very young in terms of design; young without wanting to be flashy, but with an agile, sporty-orientated, European drive style,” he said.