Lynk & Co Demos Virtual Key Car Sharing System

Posted April 19, 2017

The 03 should share engines with the 03, given the two models' similar sizes.

The PHEV will be built on the compact modular architecture that Volvo developed with Lynk & CO, according to sources.

To be publicly shown for the first time at the Auto Shanghai motor show, the 03 borrows many design cues from the SUV, with an nearly identical interior.

Yesterday, we reported Lynk & Co's reveal of an "03" sedan concept.

The company also hawked the tech features and perks coming out with the 01 and 03.

The Lynk & Co brand was launched in October 2016 by Chinese vehicle manufacturer Geely, which also owns the Volvo brand. A smartphone app will allow owners to lend their cars out to others, while the brand is also teasing some kind of subscription service, which will allow you to pay for a auto only when you need it. This is code for a company that intends to provide Internet-connected services and apps that consumers already find on their smartphones as well as untraditional means of ownership.

Some 800 guests were invited to share at an excusive event in Shanghai, where Alain Visser presented the LYNK & CO offer, based on state-of-the art connected cars priced competitively.

Lynk & Co has teamed up with Ericsson to demonstrate what it calls "the world's first built-in share function" for the connected vehicle, according to a statement from the company.

Though Lynk & Co announced in October a year ago that its naming structure would be following a traditional 01, 02, 03 pattern, it would appear that it has chose to jump from 01 to 03. "We also offer a completely new business model, with a simplified product offer, transparent fixed pricing, and an attractive purchase and ownership experience starting here in China this year", he said in a statement. We will bring a unique offer of connected mobility, with the option to share your vehicle, where everything is included.