Lync & Co 06 is the latest compact Chinese SUV and it might become a global model

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The Chinese automotive industry has been steadily gathering momentum and they are now offering some viable alternatives, especially in the more affordable price range. Not long ago, Geely’s upscale brand, Lync & Co introduced its newest model – the 06. Regardless of the name, this is actually the smallest and also fifth model of the luxury brand. The Lynk & Co is a compact SUV, aimed at younger buyers.

Drivetrain & Performance

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Exterior
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In terms of power train, you have two options. In both cases, you get a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three petrol (gasoline) engine. The first one makes 177 horsepower (130 kilowatts) and 195 pound-feet (265 Nm). The second is a hybrid, which thanks to an electric motor, has a combined output of 190 horsepower. The electric motor alone is said to produce 81 horsepower (60 kilowatts) and 118 pound-feet (160 Nm). The battery pack also allows for up to 55 kilometers (34 miles) of all-electric range. Both versions are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The manufacturer promises an average fuel economy of 4.8L/100km (49 mpg).

2021 Lynk & Co 06 specifications
Powertrain 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three + electric motor
Power 177 HP 190 HP
Torque 195 LB-FT -
Electric power - 81 HP
Electric torque - 118 LB-FT
Electric range - 55 km (34 miles)
Transmission seven-speed dual-clutch automatic seven-speed dual-clutch automatic

Exterior

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Exterior
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The Lync & Co 06 may be a compact SUV, but that doesn’t mean it’s small. We are talking about a length of 4,340 mm (170.8 inches), 1,820 mm (71.6 inches) width, 1,625 mm (64 inches) height, and a wheelbase of 2,540 mm (100 inches).

2021 Lynk & Co 06 exterior dimensions
Length 4,340 mm (170.8 inches)
Width 1,820 mm (71.6 inches)
Height 1,625 mm (64 inches)
Wheelbase 2,540 mm (100 inches)

The design itself is quite playful and tailored to the younger audience. You still get the brand’s signature front end, with a center grille spanning the entire front fascia and split headlight design. As with other models, the LEDs are in a separate cluster, located above the headlights. The lower front fascia is wide open and features an aggressive design.

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Exterior
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The side profile of the 06 is quite clean and looks tight and athletic. The youthful character of the compact SUV is enhanced by the numerous orange elements throughout the exterior, which perfectly contrast the dark-blue color. These orange accents can be noticed on the front grille and rims of the car, and most notably on the side, where an orange accent underlines the SUV’s roofline.

Boomerang-styled rear LEDs, chrome exhaust tips, and what looks like vents (it’s unclear if they are real or fake) are the highlights of the rear.

Interior

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Interior
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The inside of the Lync & Co 06 might be a surprise to those who still don’t know what to expect. It actually looks quite well-made and doesn’t seem to be lacking any of the tech we’re used to seeing in more established manufacturers. In addition, you can equip the compact SUV with options like a panoramic sunroof, fog lamps, adaptive cruise control, parking camera, and rear parking sensors, to name a few.

The multi-tier dashboard accommodates a digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom multi-functional steering wheel, a slanted lower center console, accommodating the gear-selector, along with a few buttons for quick access. You also get a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, from which most of the functions are being controlled.

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Interior
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Among the other interior features are the breathable atmosphere lights and the sports seats, which provide a good balance between lateral support and comfort. Like other models of the brand, the Lync & Co 06 utilizes the urban opposite aesthetics, first seen on the 01. Like the exterior, the interior boasts a surprising amount of colors.

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Interior
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The dashboard and interior door panels seamlessly blend three different colors dark grey, blue and beige. The seats also feature three different colors, the dark and beige leather is perfectly complemented by orange stitching. The same subtle orange accents can also be found on the AC vents. Overall, the interior is a great place to be and definitely is a breath of fresh air, compared to the interiors of other vehicles of this segment.

Price

2021 Lynk & Co 06 Exterior
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We know that Lync & Co 06 will be introduced in the US no sooner than the end of this year, so we don’t yet know how it’s going to be priced. We do know that, in China, the price starts around 120,000 yuan, which is the equivalent of around $16,000. Since this is a young brand and Chinese cars and Chinese vehicles are not yet sold in the US, we are expecting a very competitive pricing strategy.

Conclusion

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The Lync & Co is the brand’s fifth and smallest model. It’s also a bold interpretation of the compact SUV formula and one that would surely attract a lot of buyers with its blend of quirky and energetic styling, competitive pricing, and the amount of equipment it offers for the money. Lync & Co is said to debut in the US market towards the end of 2021. Many Chinese manufacturers have not only established a foothold, but have also built production plants across Europe. Depending on how US sales go in the next few years (should Chinese carmakers go there), this might be a new chapter for the global automotive industry, and the Lync & Co 06 might be the beginning of it.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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