Qoros 3 Sedan, Cross Hybrid Concept and Estate Concept set for Geneva debut

Qoros 3 Estate Concept
Qoros 3 Estate Concept

Sedan goes on sale this year

Qoros details its lineup for next month's 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Formerly known as GQ3, the Qoros 3 Sedan is 4,615 mm long and 1,839 mm wide. Upon launch it will be sold with a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter gasoline engine with stop/start available in a naturally-aspirated variant producing 126 HP (93 kW) and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) along with a turbocharged version generating 156 HP (115 kW) and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft). It gets a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard or an optional dual-clutch, 6-speed transmission.

Qoros and AVL are co-developing a 3-cylinder, 1.2-liter turbo engine and a new 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbo engine, with both of them featuring gasoline direct injection (GDI).

The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid is a crossover with a compact hatchback body and a hybrid drivetrain. It gets a 3-cylinder, 1.2-liter turbo gasoline engine mounted transversally at the front working together with an electric motor installed above the rear axle. There's another electric motor (Integrated Starter Generator) located between the gasoline engine and transmission. This setup provides the car with AWD capabilities.

As for the Qoros 3 Estate Concept, like the Cross Hybrid it adopts the styling cues seen on the sedan and serves as a preview for a future model with this body style. Its rear seats can be folded to provide a flat load floor and also incorporates a ski hatch.

Full details are available in the press release below.

Source: Qoros

World premiere for the Qoros 3 Sedan: elegant design, class-leading interior space, generous specification, high safety standards

Qoros’ elegant sedan for the compact segment introduces a distinctive brand identity which will be applied across all future models.  The Qoros 3 Sedan has an elegant profile thanks to its long wheelbase, short overhangs, a coupé-like silhouette and a roof line which flows smoothly into the strong rear quarters.  At 4 ,615 mm long and 1,839 mm wide, the sedan is relatively large for the compact segment, and endows it with a powerful overall appearance and unusually generous interior space.

Two efficient four-cylinder 1.6-litre gasoline engines will be available at the launch of the Qoros 3 Sedan in China, both of which feature VVT (variable valve timing).  The naturally-aspirated unit delivers an output of 93 kW (126 bhp) and 155 Nm maximum torque.  The turbocharged version offers 115 kW (156 bhp) and 210 Nm maximum torque.  Both engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with an optional six-speed dual clutch transmission available for both.  A stop-start system will be available from launch.

With the support of AVL, Qoros is also developing a three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged engine and an all-new four-cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, both with GDI (gasoline direct injection).

The advanced eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system is a standard feature of all Qoros 3 Sedan model variants.

Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept: versatile driving pleasure with innovative hybrid drive technology

Alongside the first production model from Qoros, the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show also sees the unveiling of the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept, a crossover model that features a compact hatchback body and an advanced hybrid drivetrain. 

It presents the application of signature styling themes introduced on the Qoros 3 Sedan to possible future compact hatchback and crossover models.  Striking new styling features emphasise the robust, versatile character of the crossover’s attributes.

The development of advanced engineering innovations is a core strategic activity for Qoros and the Cross Hybrid concept features an advanced hybrid drive system.   A three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine is installed transversely at the front, an electric motor above the rear axle, and a second electric motor – the Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) – is mounted between the petrol engine and the transmission.  The interaction of the two drive units and the ISG creates an innovative all-wheel driving experience. 

Intelligent control software ensures seamless transition between petrol-engine front-wheel drive, electric motor rear-wheel drive, and an all-wheel drive mode, depending on the most efficient mode to respond to the driver’s inputs and the prevailing road conditions.

Qoros 3 Estate Concept: modern functionality with clever details

The Qoros 3 Estate Concept showcases a vision of a future variant with a bodystyle that is especially popular among European motorists and is geared towards the travel needs of modern families, providing generous and highly versatile interior space.

Using the same platform and distinctive clean, elegant styling of the Qoros 3 Sedan, it features a sympathetically elongated roofline and a large tailgate.  The signature horizontal styling themes emphasise the long body profile and the large side windows give the five-door estate body an athletically-pleasing, stretched look. 

The Qoros 3 Estate Concept features an intelligently designed interior that provides an incredibly versatile and adaptable space that allows luggage capacity to be adapted to meet the needs and lifestyles of European consumers.  The rear seats fold to leave a flat load floor, and also incorporate a ski hatch.

A great deal of thought has been given to the development of a wide range of storage compartments and attachment fittings that optimise the functionality of the cabin for both everyday trips and long-distance travel.

The Qoros brand: international, independent committed to quality

With a business model founded on complete operational independence Qoros started from a clean sheet and recruited experts from around the world with experience within and beyond the automotive industry in order to achieve European standards of quality.

Qoros is committed to delivering products with high levels of safety, elegant design and well-connected in-car services tailored to the values and lifestyle of young professional metropolitan customers.

As its name implies, the Qoros brand will stand first and foremost for an uncompromising commitment to product and service quality. This will be delivered by a team working efficiently together like a well-orchestrated chorus.

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techie69 techie69
This brand has received assist from European design houses and their engineering is questionable at best since its unsure who did the engineering and more questionable are its parts(no history or real information).
Feb 16th, 2013 12:15am
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djcocum djcocum
did I see some hofmeister kink?
Feb 15th, 2013 7:35pm
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CollRaceovski CollRaceovski
It's not just a Chinese brand. Qoros is a joint venture between the state-owned Chery Automobile motor company and Israel Corporation, an investment company headquartered in Tel Aviv.
Feb 15th, 2013 2:43pm
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SimonThompson SimonThompson
old reno laguna front toyota avensis mid section chev cruze rear.
Feb 15th, 2013 2:42pm
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
For a Chinese brand, it is impressive.
Feb 15th, 2013 2:08pm
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Feb 15th, 2013 1:50pm
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