For the Lynk & Co brand, which is owned by Geely and produces mainly hybrid cars, the “next day” is coming, and quite literally: the company presented the concept of The Next Day, which opens a new era of design. The show car is a four-door grand tourer, all the doors of which open upwards, and the rear ones also swing open against the course of movement — a non-standard solution for the brand. But in terms of Lynch power plants & Co remained true to itself: hybrid versions were announced, with and without recharging.
The Next Day demonstrates the brand’s new corporate style: the design will become more aggressive and futuristic, but at the same time not overloaded with various details, although at first glance at the concept you can’t say that. It has four doors opening upwards, developed bumpers, and air intakes of an unusual shape that harmonizes with the shape of the rear diffuser. There is a movable panel on the front bumper, under which sensors and lidar are hidden. Aerodynamic wheels and an active spoiler are announced.
There are two screens in the interior, and one of them is built into the steering wheel of a non—standard shape. The roof is completely glass (an image can be projected onto the ceiling), there are no middle racks, and the salon itself is designed for four people.
According to Car News China, all the power plants of The Next Day are hybrid. They consist of a powerful internal combustion engine in the front and electric motors on the rear axle. The concept can be either a classic hybrid with a small battery or a plug-in hybrid with the ability to recharge from an outlet. In the second case, three battery options are offered to choose from, which provide a power reserve on one electricity of 60, 100, or 150 kilometers on the WLTP cycle. The acceleration time from a place to “hundreds” is “less than five seconds”.
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The Next Day is unlikely to become a serial. But it is known that in the near future Lynk & Co will present four hybrid novelties, including the MPV segment. One of them will premiere this year, and three more will be shown in 2023.