The entire range of Lynk & Co models, including the 01 SUV, 02 crossover and 03 sedan, has been spotted in Malaysia in various locations as posted by Paultan. Lynk & Co founded in 2016, is a sub brand owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.
All units that were spotted were barely camouflaged left-hand drive vehicles. Their presence further strengthens the belief that Geely will use Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant to build right-hand drive versions of Lynk & Co models.
The mules running around are likely being used to evaluate and develop RHD conversions that will allow Lynk & Co models to be sold in RHD markets within and outside the ASEAN region. However there is yet no official word from Geely regarding the launch of Lynk & Co vehicles in RHD markets.
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Currently, production Lynk & Co cars has already begun in China, and will reportedly be expanded to Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium and South Carolina, USA. Malaysia’s possible addition to this list should help widen Lynk & Co’s production network further.
Proton has already announced that its Tanjung Malim facility to be transformed into an R&D and production hub for right-hand drive models within the Geely Group, which includes Lynk & Co. However, whether these Malaysian-built Lynk & Co models will be exclusively for export, or for local (Malaysian) consumption remains to be seen.
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