Belgium - Volvo Cars has recently announced that it will start producing cars under the Lynk & Co marque at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019. The Volvo XC40, V40 and S60 are currently made at the facility, and will also soon be joined by the new V60 which was revealed in February 2018.
"Our Ghent plant is one of the most efficient car manufacturing plants in Europe with a highly skilled workforce," commented Javier Varela, senior vice president for manufacturing and logistics at Volvo Cars. "Lynk & Co’s decision to pick Ghent for their European production demonstrates the high levels of quality control that underpin Volvo’s global manufacturing strategy."
Both companies are owned by China-based OEM Geely, and Volvo Cars holds a 30% stake in Lynk. At the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, Lynk revealed a production-ready version of its 01 compact crossover as well as its 03 Concept sports car. The first recently went on sale in China, and shares the compact modular architecture (CMA) used for the XC40.
According to a report from Reuters, Lynk cars may also be built at Volvo's US plant in South Carolina, which is currently under construction. The plant is slated to open in 2018, and will house the production of Volvo's S60 and XC90.