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December 22, 2023

It's Official: Lynk & Co Is Coming To The Philippines In 2024


Lynk & Co, the Chinese-Swedish car brand co-owned by Geely and Volvo, will enter the Philippines in 2024. This was confirmed in a statement from the brand as they set foot in Southeast Asia through Vietnam.

With a brand philosophy of, “Born Global, Open and Connected,” (hence the name), Lynk & Co targets the young professional demographic. It is positioned between Geely and Volvo making it a premium mainstream brand akin to Subaru, Mazda, Volkswagen, or Peugeot. It sees itself as a global brand, particularly in the areas of product, marketing, and distribution.

In less than six years since the official debut of its first model, the 01, in late November 2017, Lynk & Co has expanded its product line to span everything from SUVs to sedans, powered either by conventional or new energy (electric or hybrid) powertrains. The young brand has already achieved an extraordinary milestone by surpassing one million units in terms of production.

For Lynk & Co’s first Southeast Asian market, Vietnam, the company chose to collaborate with the TASCO Group, a diversified conglomerate which also happens to distribute 11 car brands, including being the sole authorized distributor of Volvo there.

No official word whether Lynk & Co will put up a national sales office in the Philippines (ala SAIC or Omoda & Jaecoo) or if they will go the distributor route (ala Geely and Chery). That said, if they’re targeting volume and growth, it’s more likely the latter.

As for products, Lynk & Co offers a total of seven products and one upcoming model worldwide. But for ASEAN, the focus will be on three models first—the Lynk & Co 01, 03, 05, and 09. These models either use the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) or Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platforms.

“Since the brand’s launch in 2016, Lynk & Co has driven the automotive trend with the Lynk & Co model, becoming a champion on the world stage and showcasing the brand’s charm in international markets,” said Geely Holding Group CEO Li Donghui.

30 comments:

  1. Autohub or Gateway is likely the local distributor of it

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  2. It sounds like a speaker brand

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  3. Lynk n co is a notch higher than geely.
    This might cannibalise geelys sales..

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    1. It's okay. Geely wins either way.

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    2. It won't
      Prices of Lynk and Co vehicles are above 2 Million to 3 Million Peso range

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  4. To be truly connected as its brand philosphy say, it should have carplay and android auto. And not follow the way of hard headed geely

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  5. It's more Chinese than Swedish

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    1. Its chinese owned. But the designers, parts and technology are all european. Almost all chinese brands has a euro feel to its ride, becoz they benchmarked european cars..

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    2. This eerily echoes the BS that is Volvo is Geely

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    3. 🤣🤣🤣Bench marking europe in naming china cars sound like european. Those who were fooled has buyers remorse later

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    4. Chinese cars msy have European tech but what about the quality?

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    5. Toyota just recalled 1M vehicles for safety issues.
      Lets warm up with that before we talk about quallity.

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    6. China cars company never issued recalls, they just let car buyers go into accidents.

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  6. Or have JVs with them

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  7. Why are most Chinese cars coming to the Philippines?

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    1. Left-hand drive, lax product standards (or standards that match or are inferior to China), preferential tariffs.

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    2. Probably bcoz of those BS so called car review experts(a gamer included) who all sang praises to every china cars that arrived here. But anyway no one takes them seriously as can be shown on monthly sales figures posted here

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    3. Most analysts predict that no matter how many Chinese brands enter the country, they will peak at around 30 percent of the market at the most. In other words, in the next few years, it'll be a battle of attrition between these distributors. My hunch is that a couple of them will consolidate and/or close down.

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    4. It could peak at only 15%, japz n kpop car manufacturers are now fighting china cars on pricing and features. Aside from proven reliability/durability, hyundae's, honda's made in indonesia/thailand, toyota daihatsu's have now very competitive pricing and features vs unreliable not durable china cars which in the long run will cost car buyers more for repairs/maintenance, junk resale value.

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    5. Have you owned and experience owning a china car for you to make that statement?
      You will be more believable if you did own one. Otherwise your opinion holds water.

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    6. No need to own and experience a garbage to say thats its a garbage.

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    7. ^
      I agree. You don't need to eat poop to know that it tastes bad. Common sense na lang.

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  8. Why are there so many Chinese cars in the Philippines when they are not selling well?

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    1. Dumping...(like garbage), they have excess production. china car market is so saturated that they have priced war, so instead of closing car factories that will results to mass lay offs(china economy now on downward spiral) the china govt subsidized cars manufacturers to dump unsolds units/excess productions to rest of the world.

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  9. About the name, who's Lynk and who is Lynk in league with? Is this just another made up, pretentious Chinese name to hide the stench that it is Chinese?

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    1. Si Lynk, yung bida sa legend of zelda

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    2. If you frequent london england, the renowned london black taxi cab fleet is made by lynk n co.

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    3. Then lynk ka level ng vios

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    4. is the fake taxi also made by lynk & co?

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  10. I've driven the Lynk 01 (Plug-in Hybrid) for a long-distance cross-country drive coming from Milan since the Tesla I rented wasn't available anymore. At least from the few days of driving it - I was surprised that it drives really nicely and is extremely well-equipped. I must say that enjoyed every single bit of the drive and catch myself doing double takes of the car after leaving it plugged in to charge :)

    PS: This comes from someone who has hesitations in owning a Chinese-manufactured car and have only-owned Japan-sourced vehicles :)

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