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Spied: Lynk & Co out testing the 03 compact sedan

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Aurick Go / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | February 09, 2018 01:57

Chinese automaker matches 04 hatch with the 03 sedan

Building on their lineup of Volvo-based vehicles, Geely's new brand Lynk & Co now begins testing of their new sedan platform, the 03. First seen as a concept car at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, this camouflaged test mule looks as if it didn't change much from the concept model shown last year.

Spied: Lynk & Co out testing the 03 compact sedan

The exterior of the 03 sports rather curious styling. The front fascia is somewhat similar to the Porsche Panamera with a hint of Fisker Karma thanks to the long oblong grill underneath the lights. This look may be a signature of the brand, as the first 01 SUV sports similar styling as well. The rear end on the other hand has a light array that looks like it took inspiration off a Jaguar XE.

Spied: Lynk & Co out testing the 03 compact sedan

Powertrain options come in the form of three or four cylinder motors, with a plug-in hybrid option available as well. The latter could well be equipped with front electric motors paired with a three-cylinder motor.

Spied: Lynk & Co out testing the 03 compact sedan

As for its chassis, the Lynk & Co 03 shares the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform with Volvo. That said, the 03 in particular may share its bone structure with the current-gen Volvo V40.

Lynk & Co. will be building their vehicles from China but plan to sell them globally. They've set a goal of selling 500,000 vehicles over the next 5 years.