Review: it ain’t no Porsche but Lynk’s debut 01 is a sure-footed offering.

By Mark Andrews

South China Morning Post. 20/12/2017

The model does not feel like the usual Chinese car made to world market standards, it’s more like a European car that happens to be made in China

The first offering from Chinese carmaker Lynk & Co, a joint venture between Sweden’s Volvo and parent group Geely, does not feel like the usual Chinese car made to world market standards: in the 01 sports utility vehicle (SUV) you feel as if you’re in a European car that happens to be made in China.

The 01 – Lynk is simply going to use a number order for its models – panders to China’s taste for all things SUV. Unlike the myriad of generic Chinese off-roader wannabes, the 01 looks genuinely different, particularly at the front, thanks to the high-mounted running lights and the dip in the bonnet between the two longitudinal rakes.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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