According to their latest statements, the European launch is going to take place next year, and we've already seen several sedans or crossover models which have been presented as concepts or even gone on sale in China. This one doesn't have a name, though.
Our spies captured a 7-seat version of the 01 SUV, which was launched in late 2017. We don't know it's going to be a new nameplate or be part of the 01 family, not that it matters that much. If you want, you can just look at this a more practical version of the Volvo XC40 small crossover.
Last year, 47,300 units of the XC40 were sold in Europe, and 2019 looks like it's going to see at least double that. Lynk & Co has invested a lot of money into the Gant factory in Belgium, which will be its hub of operations.
So as a car, this 7-seat crossover will be all about what you're willing to pay per month and what kind of premium experience you'll get in return. It could work, considering how well rivals like the Skoda Kodiaq are doing right now.
Powertrain-wise, we expect two main engines at launch, one being the 190 HP 2-liter turbo from a Volvo T4 series and an equivalent plug-in hybrid which combines a 1.5 turbo 3-banger with an 82 HP e-motor for a system output of 180 HP.