We learned from the social platform of Yang Xueliang, vice president of Geely Automobile Group, that the new compact SUV of Lynk & Co 05 will be available in March 2020. The new car is based on the CMA architecture, which is the same as Geely Xingyue (as the Lynk&Co brand positioned higher than Geely, so the price of Lynk&Co 05 should be higher than Xingyue, price of Geely Xingyue starts at 135,800 end 216,800 yuan (~US$19,808 – US#31,622) in Chinese market), it features a family-style urban opposition aesthetic design concept to present a harmonious visual beauty, it is the first coupe SUV model from Lynk & Co brand.
In terms of appearance, Lynk & Co 05 features the highly recognizable Lynk & Co brand urban opposition aesthetic design concept, looking at the details, the internal structure of the towering headlights has been adjusted to incorporate the waterfall design, the texture is outstanding, two raised muscle lines running in parallel on the engine compartment cover of the car echo the daytime running lights at both ends, matching the larger air intake area below, which looks aggressive.
On the side of the body, the most obvious feature of Lynk & Co 05 is the coupe-style design, which cooperates with the design of the complex waistline to subtly enhance the sportiness of the car. It is worth mentioning that the new car uses a shutter-like design at the D-pillar to further enhance the side muscle of the car. At the rear, the design of Lynk & Co 05 is different from that of the previous models, the new taillight shape on Lynk & Co 05 is divided into two rows, the spoiler lines are extended to both ends of the taillight.
In terms of interior, the new car features a new design language, which is different from the existing models. Lynk & Co 05 has large area with straight and prismatic lines, the one-piece seat is wrapped by both Nappa leather and Nubuck suede, the cabin is full of power and sport under the ambient light. Looking at the details, the new car adopts embracing cockpit design and the center control design is biased towards the main driver side, with flat straight lines in the center console, the overall level is very layered. At the same time, the Lynk & Co 05is equipped with a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, for the first time it features a high-sensitivity gesture touchpad, paired with a newly designed electronic gear lever and sports shift paddles, making the interior space full of sportness.
In terms of body size, its length, width, height are 4592/1879 / 1628mm, and the wheelbase is 2734mm. Lynk & Co 05 is based on the CMA architecture, it supports more than 21 functions of L2 assisted driving.
In terms of power, according to the previous declaration information, Lynk & Co 05 will provide a 1.5T turbocharged engine type JLH-3G15TD and a 2.0T turbocharged engine type JLH-4G20TD. The maximum power is 180 horsepower and 190 horsepower respectively. The car is also expected to be powered by Volvo’s Drive-E series 2.0TD high-power engine with maximum power of 254 horsepower and peak torque of 350 N · m. In terms of transmission, it is matched with the Aisin 8-speed AMT transmission.