China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will showcase its first model for Lynk & CO -- the 01 compact crossover -- at the Shanghai auto show in April, the Nikkei Asian Review reported, citing a company executive.
The car will go on sale in China in the fourth quarter of 2017, followed by Europe and the United States in the first quarter of 2019. Originally, Lynk was to debut in Europe and the U.S. in 2018.
According to Nikkei, Geely Senior Vice President Alain Visser outlined the company’s plans for Lynk & CO at a marketing event in Shanghai on Thursday.
The 01 crossover, introduced as a concept in October in Berlin, will be a hybrid powered by a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. It will compete against global rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai.
Lynk models will feature cutting-edge features such as a dashboard button that will allow the motorist to rent the vehicle to other users.
Alibaba Group Holding, Ericsson and Microsoft will provide the connectivity for Lynk, according to Nikkei.