Lynk & Co. It has been a while since the announcement of a big product last time but on Monday the youth-based brand of Chinese auto giant Geely provided a preview of its future plans.
The preview came in the form of The Next Day Concept, an interesting four-door grand tour asking to preview the brand new design language. The inspiration for the design is the morning sun shining in a modern, skyscraper city.
Power comes from sophisticated hybrid technology. While most new car brands are focusing on the introduction of electric vehicles, Lynk & Co. The hybrid is currently attached to the powertrain and retains its recently launched sister brand Zeekr for EV fans.
Lynk & Co. The idea of the next day
The next day concept is designed to run a conventional hybrid powertrain or plug-in hybrid setup. In both cases there is a small internal-combustion engine with over 43% heat efficiency. The thermal efficiency of an engine is a measure of how much of the heat energy generated by combustion is actually converted to useful work. A good rating for a road car is about 40% whereas 50% is a rating usually associated with the best Formula 1 engines.
In The Next Day Concept the internal-combustion engine powers the front axle while a pair of electric motors power the rear. The proposed plug-in hybrid setup will have the option to choose from a handful of battery sizes, with the largest being able to deliver pure electric range up to 100 miles on a single charge.
Other technologies previewed in the concept include active aerodynamics, an advanced head-up display with enhanced realism, and an autonomous driving system rated at level 4 on the SAE scale of self-driving capability and six leader sensors. Although Lynk & Co. While plans for a self-driving car have not yet been announced, in January its Zeekr sister brand announced plans to launch a Level 4 self-driving car by 2024.