Lynk and Co to open dealerships in Europe in 2020
Lynk and Co plans to open stores in five European cities in 2020. The five showroom are planned in Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, London and Barcelona.
The brand launched in 2016 jointly owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Swedish subsidiary Volvo Cars has said it aims to enter Europe by early 2020 with its O2 model.
By the end of 2018, the brand operated 221 stores in China. Unlike traditional dealerships, a Lynk and Co typically features open surroundings that include a cafe-bar, a cinema and a play area for children.
Last year the brand delivered 120,414 vehicles in China.
Lynk and Co assembles vehicles at Geely’s plant in Zhangjiakou in north China’s Hebei province.
Volvo originally planned to start building Lynk and Co vehicles at a plant in Belgium at the end of 2019. But the Swedish automaker delayed the plan late last year, citing increased economic uncertainties.
So, at the moment it remains unknown whether Lynk and Co vehicles to be sold in Europe will be imported from China or produced locally.