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

Jerrica · Apr 19, 2021 10:58 AM

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

Lynk & Co is jumping into the hot hatch segment with the new Lynk and Co 02 Hatchback. The new variant has the same 0-100 km/h sprint time as the Volkswagen Golf GTI of 6.2 seconds!

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

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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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!

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