Lynk & Co 7-Seater SUV Prototype Resurfaces On Public Roads

Lynk & Co is looking to diversify its SUV portfolio and one upcoming model we can expect will be a 7-seater version of the 01, the latter having been with us since late 2017.

This is the second time we’ve seen a stretched 01 prototype out and about, following its spy image debut from earlier this year during cold weather testing. Compared to the regular 01, this new prototype boasts a longer rear overhang and possibly a longer wheelbase as well.

Its B and C-pillars are also visibly chunkier, which was to be expected given the new bodywork. The rest of the vehicle appears otherwise the same as the 01 SUV, with identical front and rear fascia designs.

Swedish influences

The Lynk & Co 01 is based on the same Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA) as the Volvo XC40, with which it shares many components such as electrical architecture, safety tech and even engines.

Speaking of the engines, we can expect the 7-seater version to boasts a 190 PS (187 HP) 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit as standard, working alongside a seven-speed dual clutch automatic and an available all-wheel drive system. There could also be a plug-in hybrid variant, combining a 180 PS (178 HP) 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, with a 82 PS (81 HP) electric motor.

Also read: Lynk & Co 05 SUV Coupe Set To Become The Sportier Sibling Of The 01

The regular Lynk & Co 01 hybrid features an all-electric driving range of 51 km (31 miles), which means that a slightly heavier 7-seater model would probably manage a little less than that.

As for its interior, it should mirror the 01’s design entirely as far as the dashboard is concerned: digital gauge cluster, large 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display, premium materials and loads of available contrast stitching on leather surfaces.

Lynk & Co should debut this family oriented crossover either later on this year or sometime in 2020.

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Photo Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

  • EyalN

    Volvo in drag. Lynk & Co and Volvo are the same as vw/skoda/seat.using the same parts, different design

    • They look more different than the VW ag cars. If you have a Golf you’ll fell at home in a Leon, more hard plastic and stiffer suspension that’s it. Lynk and co and Volvo might share a lot a drive alike, but if you don’t know from the exterior they are nothing alike. As is the London EV black cab using Volvo parts.

    • Sovereignty

      The same could be said now of Citroen, Peugeot, Opel and Vauxhall. However, Volvo and Lynk & Co actually look VERY different. Volkswagen Group puts minimal efforts into making their brands look different, which is why they produce absolutely nothing that is “radically” styled, “bold” in design or “alternative”.

  • pxsupply

    Love the Lynk design

    • OdysseyTag

      Same

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