Auto Class Cars, a subsidiary of Nasser Bin Khaled Group in Qatar, revealed Friday a new addition to its portfolio of car brands, Lynk and Co, a luxury Chinese-European automotive company. The announcement was made at the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Qatar 2023 taking place in the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre until October 14.
The reveal of Lynk & Co cars was attended by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser al-Thani, chairman of NBK Group; Frank Zauner, Auto Class Cars general manager; and other dignitaries. Auto Class Cars will be the authorised general distributor of Lynk & Co in Qatar and display the brand’s cars at its showroom on Salwa Road.
Sheikh Nawaf said: “We are proud of this partnership and collaboration with Lynk & Co to represent them in Qatar. We are passionately committed to accomplishing our shared goals and exceeding customer expectations. Our alignment in values and forward-thinking ambitions makes this alliance especially promising.
“As the authorised distributor of Lynk & Co in Qatar, Auto Class Cars is dedicated to introducing the market to the finest and most cutting-edge brands. We aim to enrich our community’s options and provide them with solutions tailored to their needs. This partnership marks a strategic expansion endeavour, aligning us with brands that share our values and vision.”
Zauner said, “Today, we stand on the threshold of a new era in Qatar’s automotive landscape, one that promises to redefine the region’s automobile experience. We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Auto Class Cars Portfolio of brands to unveil a collection of premium vehicles from Lynk & Co that are set to make waves in the industry.
“Auto Class Cars is immensely proud to partner with this prestigious brand and introduce its exceptional vehicles to our market. These cars seamlessly merge luxury, performance, European design, top-notch innovative technology, and the highest safety standards. In essence, it’s the car you’ve always dreamed of – the car of the new generation.”
Lynk & Co, born in 2016, has achieved remarkable growth and progress in record time, establishing itself as a premium brand poised to reshape the automotive sector. The global company carries the European genetics of car manufacturing. The values of the company are to present luxury efficient powertrain with European technology. It is the perfect combination of high performance, luxury, and safety.
Lynk & Co was created for urbanites who share a spirit of openness, bringing together elements from both Eastern and Western automotive cultures. Lynk & Co lineup comprises a diverse range, including sedans, sporty cars, mid-sized SUVs, and luxurious SUVs. During the event, four distinctive models were revealed: the 01, 03+, 05, and the epitome of luxury, the 09.
The Lynk & Co 01 Louder Pro 2023 is an FWD SUV car equipped with a 2 L Turbo engine, four Cylinders and 218hp. The transmission is 8-speed automatic, the fuel economy is 14.9 KM/L. In terms of entertainment and technology, this car is fitted with a USB connection, CD, AUX, Bluetooth, Premium Sound System, Wireless Charging Pad, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto, and 10 Harman Infinity Speakers.
In the Interior, it has sports leather-cooled seats, power seats, and lumbar control.
Safety is a priority: Blind Spot Sensor, Alarm System, Lane Departure Warning, Stability Control Traction Control, Brake Assist, Hill Assist System and much more. A high-performance premium sedan, 03+ is equipped with advanced chassis tuning, independent suspension and high-performance brakes.
The engine is a drive-E 2.0TD EVO turbo engine. The maximum output power is 265hp/195kw. The acceleration from 0 to 100 is 5.7 seconds. With string speed and excellent handling, 03+ will provide you with the ultimate experience. It has a golden Armor design, and the “+” symbol represents a winner’s gene that highlights its uniqueness.
The exterior is distinguished with bilateral four exhaust, energy cube LED rear lights, full carbon fiber aero pack. The Lynk & Co 03+ interior design is a perfect blend of advanced technology and exquisite craftsmanship, with sleek lines and premium “Alcantara” materials. The car integrates more than 20 advanced driving assistance functions, ensuring your safety when you are handling the beast.
The Lynk & Co 05 Hyper Halo 2023 is an AWD SUV equipped with a 2 L Turbo engine, four cylinders and 254hp. The transmission is 8-speed automatic and has a fuel economy of 14.2 KM/L. In terms of entertainment and technology, this car is fitted with a USB Connection, Bluetooth, Premium Sound System, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto, Drive Mode Select and 10 Speakers. In the Interior: 12.3 inches HD digital instrument cluster, 12.7 inches touchable centre stack.
The 05 safety features include, but are not limited to, a safety blind spot sensor, lane departure warning, stability control, built-in camera: 360 Camera and many other functions that keep the driver and passengers safe. The Lynk & Co 09 Ultra is the company’s flagship SUV based on SPA platform, with five doors and a front-mounted powerplant, which delivers its power through all four wheels. It produces 251 bhp (254 PS/187 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 350 N·m. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The luxury SUV occupies seven seaters, offers seat ventilation and massage, driver seat memory function, genuine leather steering wheel, 14 speakers BOSE Audio, 12.8-inch full-color W-HUD, and much more. Its design is captivating, panoramic canopy, front door acoustic glass, adaptive front-lighting system, and roof tails. All the Lynk & Co cars will be available at Auto Class Cars and Lynk & Co pavilion at GIMS and in the showroom of Auto Class Cars on Salwa Road in Doha.
Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser al-Thani, chairman of NBK Group delivering a speech at the event at GIMS Qatar 2023 Friday. PICTURES: Shaji Kayamkulam.
Frank Zauner, Auto Class Cars general manager.
Auto Class Cars will be the authorised general distributor of Lynk & Co in Qatar and will display the brand’s cars at its showroom on Salwa Road.