The design inspiration for Lynk & CO’s first model

GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Peter Horbury has worked on countless projects during his 40-plus years as a car designer, but he says his most recent undertaking -- bringing Geely's Lynk & CO to life -- was "incredibly challenging" and "truly unique."

Horbury and his team decided that Lynk & CO's first model, the 01 SUV, should combine the linear look of a Jeep with the sculpted, sporty features of a Porsche. They liked the result so much that they will extend what Horbury calls "the best of both worlds" to Lynk & CO's entire lineup.

Horbury, 67, has been Geely's head of design since 2011 after holding top jobs with Volvo and Ford's Premier Automotive Group.

He met here at the site of the Lynk & CO 01 unveiling with Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri. Read more


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