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1st Gear: Trying Something Very Different
Chinese automaker Geely’s plan is to let its subsidiary Volvo chase the upscale luxury market, while this new brand unveiled yesterday in Sweden called Lynk & Co. will be more moderately priced for the rest of us. The cars—which I think are handsome, if a bit busy—use a Volvo platform and will be built in China then sold in other markets, including the U.S.