Chinese car Lynk & Co to come to Vietnam in October

By Minh Thuy   August 7, 2023 | 07:55 pm PT
Chinese car Lynk & Co to come to Vietnam in October
A Lynk & Co 02 sports utility vehicle (SUV) is seen at Geely's Lynk & Co plant in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China April 26, 2018. Photo by Reuters
Lynk & Co cars will be sold in Vietnam from October, according to their distributor GreenLynk Automotive.

The brand is jointly owned by China's Geely and Volvo Car, who develop the cars on the compact modular architecture Evo platform with engines produced in Sweden and the vehicles assembled in China, GreenLynk said.

Its models have serial numbers rather than names, and currently the range extends from 01 to 09.

04 is a foldable electric scooter. GreenLynk said it would be selling 01, 03, 05 and 09. 01 is a C-segment SUV, 03 is a C-segment sedan, 05 is also a C-segment SUV but with a coupe-like hybrid design, and 09 is a midsize SUV developed with Volvo.

GreenLynk is an affiliate of transport infrastructure developer Tasco, which fully owns car distribution giant SVC Holdings.

It can thus take advantage of the 83 car showrooms SVC Holdings has, but has not said if it would use them for the Lynk & Co cars.

Lynk & Co was founded by Geely in 2016, six years after it bought Volvo from Ford.

In Europe, Lynk & Co does not sell cars in the traditional manner: Its customers do not own the cars, but pay a monthly or other usage fee.

It is the latest Chinese car brand to enter Vietnam in the last few months after Wuling and Haval.

According to experts, the wave of Chinese cars flooding Vietnam has become overwhelming this year though the vehicle market is dormant due to the economic situation.

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