Lynk & Co 01 facelift brings more power to the table

08-07-2020 13:30
The original Lynk & Co 01 SUV hit the market back in 2016 (watch the video if you need a reminder) and received a major update that’s more about tech than looks.

The original Lynk & Co 01 SUV hit the market back in 2016 (watch the video if you need a reminder) and received a major update that’s more about tech than looks.

The radiator grille and the front bumper now look like those of the Lynk & Co 05 coupe/SUV. The bumper and diffuser at the rear are also new, and there are visible exhaust tips (only the PHEV version had those previously).

The dimensions have grown a little bit: the car is now 4,549 mm long (+37), 1,860 mm wide (+3) and 1,689 mm tall (+16). The wheelbase stays unchanged at 2,734 mm. While the older model made do with 235/50 R19 tires, the newcomer can be obtained with larger 235/45 R20 rubber.

The engine bay is where most of the novelty resides. You can now order the 2.0 Drive-E TSI version boosted to 218 or 254 horsepower, a significant improvement over the 190 hp and 300 Nm from before. The rest of the tech stays as it was. The HEV hybrid version still churns out 197 hp, the PHEV produces 262 hp, and the transmissions are limited to six-speed automatic and seven-speed DCT.

The 2021 Lynk & Co 01 PHEV will hit the market in Europe in late 2020 and be available exclusively on subscription basis. The company had originally intended to assemble the SUVs for Europe at the Volvo factory in Ghent, Belgium, but ultimately decided to import them from China instead.

According to different sources, between 84,875 and 89,405 SUVs of this model found owners in China in 2018, followed by between 48,345 and 51,636 units last tear. Prices begin from 150,800 Chinese Yuan (21,500 USD).

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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