Lynk & Co, the subsidiary of Geely Auto Group has unveiled the Zero Concept electric SUV, designed by Lynk & Co’s Gothenburg design studio. The studio is responsible for the Lynk & Co range of vehicles where over 300,000 units have been sold in China since the 01 SUV in 2018.
With the Zero Concept, it’s the first look into the future of Lynk & Co as the leader in pure electric vehicles on the global stage. It’s marketed as a luxury pure electric vehicle based on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) – the basis of future electric vehicles by Geely.
What’s even cooler is that the SEA architecture will be the world’s first open-source architecture that will be shared with other 3rd party vehicle manufacturers for their own electric vehicle development. The move is similar to what Volvo did for the auto industry with its safety systems back in the 1960s.
It’s a complete shift in the world’s superpowers too. Before it was the Chinese imitating the world, now it’s China’s turn to open itself up to the world, to be copied. What a time to be alive.
With the SEA architecture, Lynk & Co has been able to design a vehicle with perfect proportions with low front and rear overhangs. Also, the result is a sportier profile that suits the Concept Zero’s image as a tech-oriented, performance touring coupe with a wheelbase of just under 3,000 mm.
To give you a perspective of how spacious the car would be, the first-ever Mercedes-Benz GLB seven-seater launched in Malaysia just a few days ago measures 2,873 mm. If the GLB is capable of offering seven seats within the platform given, imagine what the Zero Concept can offer as it is void of running gears, a fuel tank and such.
The Zero Concept is expected to offer upwards of 700 km of electric driving range and is capable of doing the 0 to 100 km/h run in under four seconds. Production will begin in 2021 at Geely’s new facility in Eastern China.