New Lynk & Co 02 hatchback officially unveiled; Takes aim at VW Golf GTI

Jerrica · Apr 19, 2021 10:58 AM

Here's a little background on the new hatchback / SUV. The 02 was first conceived back in 2018 as a smaller SUV for buyers who find the Lynk and Co 01 too large. Like the SUV, the new hatchback is also built on the well-known Geely-Volvo CMA platform and utilizes a Volvo powertrain.

Also read: Lynk & Co 02 Hatchback is Geely’s answer to the VW Golf GTI; 254 PS/350 Nm, 8AT

New Lynk & Co 02 hatchback officially unveiled; Takes aim at VW Golf GTI 01

In this hot hatch form, the 02 is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Drive-E turbocharged petrol engine that produces 254 PS and 350 Nm. 

New Lynk & Co 02 hatchback officially unveiled; Takes aim at VW Golf GTI 02

The engine is mated to an 8-speed Aisin automatic transmission that sends power to only the front wheels. If the engine setup sounds familiar that’s because it is used in Volvo T5 models.

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Other than engine details, Lynk & Co revealed that the hatchback would come with a new body kit to emphasise the car’s sportiness, larger exhaust tips, lower ride height, and retuned suspensions.

New Lynk & Co 02 hatchback officially unveiled; Takes aim at VW Golf GTI 04

On the inside, the 02's all-black interior comes with sporty accents that mimics the exterior colour. 

New Lynk & Co 02 hatchback officially unveiled; Takes aim at VW Golf GTI 05

We wonder if Lynk & Co would release an all-wheel-drive variant of the more powerful 02, the Golf R would have another contender to fight off!

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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