China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has delayed Lynk & CO’s sales launch in Europe and the United States because it needs more time to establish a company-owned dealership network. Alain Visser, Lynk & CO‘s senior vice president of marketing and sales, said that they will start in Europe between the first quarter and the first half of 2019 and enter the U.S. some months later.
Originally, Lynk planned to debut in both markets in late 2018, starting with sales of the 01 compact crossover. Volvo Car Corp.’s sister brand also revealed this week that Berlin and San Francisco will be its launch markets in Europe and the United States. Visser added that Lynk & CO will be the first brand to offer its owners the possibility to share their cars when they are not used, that’s why they are starting from cities with a high penetration of shared- economy services. Read more