With Coupe-styled SUVs being as popular as they are, seeing this brand new Lynk & Co prototype undergoing tests doesn’t exactly come as a massive surprise, especially since the Chinese automaker is planning on selling its models not just locally, but also in Europe and the U.S.
Now, while the vehicle does appear to be a coupe version of the 01 SUV, we have no way of knowing if that’s technically true just yet, just like we don’t know what it’s going to be called.
For example, instead of going with something like the ’01 Coupe’, Lynk & Co might just name it the ’05’, seen as how it should be their fifth model after the 01 SUV, 02 crossover, 03 sedan and the 04 hatchback.
Despite the camouflage, we can tell that the front end design is very similar to the 01’s, from how the edges of the bonnet curb upwards, to the rectangular grille and even the positioning of the lighting units.
It also has large, door-mounted mirrors like the 01, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end, as the rear section begins to curb downwards, as it does for any self-respecting SUV Coupe model nowadays.
Aside from the dual exhaust tips and the pointy boot lid, there’s not much to gauge. All we can hope is for the automaker to nail the design of the rear end, since it will often make or break your fastback-styled SUV.
Now, we should also point out that since Geely owns both Lynk & Co as well as Lotus, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this prototype is based on a platform that will also underpin the upcoming Lotus SUV, although the latter should be an overall bigger vehicle.
Since Lynk & Co won’t be arriving stateside for another two years or so, it stands to reason that if this new model is to make the journey across the Pacific, it won’t reach its destination until after 2020.