The Lynk & Co 09 celebrates its world premiere on June 19, 2021, Lynk & Co announced on Weibo on June 9. The company has already digitally revealed the 09. The flagship SUV is a technical cousin of the second-gen Volvo XC90 that goes out of production next year.
The Volvo XC90 has an upright stance, is boxy, and looks like a standard three-row family hauler. The Lynk & Co 09, with a floating roofline, narrower rear quarter glass, and a raked rear windscreen, looks contemporary and does not strike viewers as a three-row SUV until the doors open. The bug-eyed upper lights and the anvil-shaped radiator grille with unusually tall vertical bars may not be to everyone’s taste. The flush door handles are a nice touch, and so are the tail lamps carve into the fender.
The interior of the Lynk & Co 09 is yet to be revealed officially. However, spy pictures show a minimalist theme with features like a low-profile dashboard, compact steering wheel, large touchscreen infotainment system, and a fully digital instrument cluster. That is the basic design recipe for any car in 2021, so nothing exceptional here.
According to a report from autohome.com.cn, the Lynk & Co 09 will feature Level 3 autonomous driving. The Chinese report says that the new flagship SUV will come in MHEV, HEV, and PHEV variants, all employing a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The maximum power will range between 252 PS (249 hp) and 431 PS (425 hp), suggests the report.
Lynk & Co 09 for Europe?
Lynk & Co launched in Europe in September 2020. In April 2021, the company joined hands with ALD Automotive to offer the Lynk & Co 01 hybrid/plug-in hybrid on lease in Sweden, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. A few days after the announcement, the company delivered the first 01s to subscribers. We doubt there’s a plan to launch the 09 in Europe, but we’ll know for sure on the 19th at its world debut.
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