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Upstart Lynk & CO promises lifetime warranties, free connectivity

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China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group lifted the wraps on a new sedan concept for Lynk & CO ahead of the Shanghai auto show, saying the upstart tech-laden automotive brand will offer lifetime warranties and free connectivity as a standard feature.

Alain Visser, senior vice president of Lynk & CO, outlined the perks at a preview before this week’s Shanghai show. Lynk unveiled a design prototype of its 03 Concept compact sedan and displayed its 01 crossover.

Lynk will offer online sales and a home delivery service, as well as a subscription model patterned after those used with smartphone app services, Visser said in a Sunday press release. The release did not detail which markets those services would be offered.

“We will bring a unique offer of connected mobility, with the option to share your car, where everything is included. The key to everything we do is simplicity,” Visser said.

The 01 crossover is expected to go on sale in China in the fourth quarter this year, followed by Europe and the United States in the first quarter of 2019.

Originally, Lynk was to debut in Europe and the U.S. in 2018.

The 01 crossover, introduced as a concept in October in Berlin, will be a hybrid powered by a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor.

It will compete against global rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, which will be sold as the Rogue Sport in the U.S.

Lynk models will feature cutting-edge features such as a dashboard button that will allow the motorist to rent the vehicle to other users.

“Lynk & CO promises lifetime warranties, free connectivity as sedan concept debuts” originally appeared on Automotive News on 4/17/17.

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