Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept
At the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Qoros presents a five-door crossover - the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept - that features a compact hatchback body, enhanced traction properties and an advanced hybrid drive.
This concept illustrates how the design themes introduced in the Qoros 3 Sedan may be applied to its future model range. It also offers a glimpse ahead to the brand's future technological developments with a pioneering hybrid drive that not only enhances efficiency but that also provides an exceptional all-wheel driving experience.
The intelligent Qoros modular vehicle architecture is a key factor in ensuring that new models can be introduced quickly and efficiently, and the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept is based on the same vehicle platform as the Qoros 3 Sedan.
With the same long wheelbase (2,690 mm) and wide track as the sedan, the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept exhibits generous proportions and a solid, planted road presence.
Hallmark design features reinterpreted
The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept showcases a mild evolution of the styling introduced on the production sedan. Elegant lines and balanced proportions reflect sporty aspirations. Short body overhangs and the coupé-like roof line flowing into the hatchback tailgate give the five-door model a touch of dynamic flair. Horizontally oriented lines highlight the width of the boldly shaped rear, which featuresa large tailgate.
The front view of the concept is almost identical to the Qoros 3 Sedan, but the core elements of the Qoros 'face' are supplemented with bespoke accents. The lower air inlet at the bottom of the trapezoidal grille stretches further back, highlighting the concept's powerful front stature. Also distinctive are the rounded contours of the fog lamps, which are placed wide apart.
Qoros 3 Estate Concept (2013)
Qoros 3 Sedan
At its global debut at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in 2013, new automotive brand, Qoros, gives a world premiere to its first series production car, the Qoros 3 Sedan.
The elegant compact (C-segment) car will be launched in China in the second half of 2013, with first sales in Europe starting later in the year. The vehicle is entering a pre-production development phase after two summers and two winters of extensive testing at key locations around the world.
The styling of the Qoros 3 Sedan draws heavily on contemporary German-influenced automotive design and introduces a distinctive brand identity. A unique, advanced eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, developed in-house by Qoros, will be fitted as standard across the Qoros 3 Sedan range.
The compact Qoros 3 Sedan offers class-leading interior space for maximum passenger comfort. A primary objective from the earliest stages of the vehicle engineering programme was to achieve high scores in both Chinese and European crash assessments. Qoros employs modern safety technology and has put the Qoros 3 Sedan through a rigorous testing regime in helping it meet this objective.
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), and which will challenge for class-leadership in China in terms of performance and efficiency.
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 also be available.
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After an internship during which he worked amongst some of the most talented automobile designers in the industry, a design student's vision of a Qoros for the year 2020 was showcased at the Coventry University Degree Show in the UK.
Jihoon Seo - a 29-year-old Korean - undertook a five-month spell with the brand's designers in Shanghai as part of the Qoros Design Team's internship programme, which offers budding designers the opportunity to develop and refine the skills required to pursue a career in the automotive industry. Qoros then sponsored Seo through his final-year project that represented the culmination of his studies at Coventry University's School of Art and Design.
Qoros' Executive Director of Design, Gert Volker Hildebrand, said: "Qoros is a rapidly growing brand and we are dedicated to helping and educating young, up-and-coming talent. Finding the very best talent will be a crucial success factor for our company in the future. Jihoon is the eighth design intern we have welcomed at Qoros in just the past few years and we will continue to offer internships to the brightest students.
"Our internship programme also allows us to give something back, offering the same opportunity today that many of us in the Qoros design team benefited from when we were students or working in our earliest days in automotive design. Jihoon is a very talented young designer and it's been our pleasure to be involved in helping him on the first steps of his career," concluded Hildebrand.
Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept
The Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept is a sub-compact SUV design study with plug-in hybrid technology. Featuring a striking new design theme, it is conceived to appeal to trendy, creative young people. It points to possible future design, technology and product expansion strategies for the brand.
At the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, Qoros is unveiling the Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept, offering a look into the possibilities for the brand's future. Featuring a striking new design theme, the Qoros 2 Concept is a design study that was conceived as a possible future entrant into the world's fastest growing passenger car segment, the B-segment.
The concept car signals Qoros' intentions to tackle new market segments with new technologies in the future. Qoros already has three production cars, the Sedan, the Hatch and City SUV, all of which sit within the C-segment.
The Qoros 2 Concept features contemporary and rugged SUV design features combined with dynamic coupe upper body lines to showcase the vehicle's muscular stance. A new and highly distinctive design impression is created through details such as vertically-orientated front and rear lamp clusters and an open V-shaped front bumper.
With advanced plug-in hybrid electric technology incorporated within its 4WD drivetrain, the Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept car will appeal to young, open-minded and efficiency-conscious metropolitan consumers. Charging is undertaken via a process inspired by the aerospace industry's "Don't touch a cable" principle, and represents an industry first.
Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T
New international car brand, Qoros, revealed its third series production car, the new Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T, at the 2014 Guangzhou International Auto Show. The pinnacle of the range, the compact City SUV is designed and engineered to appeal to consumers with an appetite for living life to the full, looking for a car to fit into their active, premium, city lifestyle. With its distinctive, modern design it has the flexibility to balance the requirements of the urban commute with the pursuit of weekend leisure activities in the countryside. The new compact urban SUV is scheduled to go on sale before the end of December 2014 with prices starting from RMB 140,000.
Developed by an international team of experienced specialists and new, young automotive talent from China, the Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T exhibits the top quality engineering and excellent safety standards with which Qoros is making a powerful global impression.
Conceived simultaneously by the Qoros design team at the same time as the 3 Sedan and 3 Hatch, the new City SUV with its increased ride heighthas a distinctively robust appearance and a commanding driving position. It will appeal to very different audience - consumers who are looking for a car to enable them to lead an active lifestyle in both city and country.
Based on the same innovative modular platform as the 3 Hatch, the new City SUV features a taller stance with raised ride-height. Graphite-coloured body cladding, including new front and rear skid-plates, accentuates the unique lifestyle character of the car, while providing increased peripheral and underbody protection. Eye-catching twin roof rails, a prominent rear spoiler and large diameter wheels with high profile tyres also contribute to the car's distinctive design.
Qoros 3 Hatch
A year after the debut of new international car brand Qoros and its first production car, the company will stage the world premiere of its second production model, the Qoros 3 Hatch, at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show on 4 March 2014.
The design and engineering of the compact (C-segment) Qoros 3 Hatch draws heavily on the brand's first model, the Qoros 3 Sedan. While it is similarly inspired by contemporary European automotive styling themes, it displays a subtle, youthful evolution of the distinctive signature Qoros design cues to inject greater sportiness to the car's appearance.
"The new Qoros 3 Hatch will appeal to the modern metropolitan always-connected customer who needs a little extra versatility provided by the hatchback body style," says Vice Chairman of Qoros, Volker Steinwascher. "It offers those with active outdoor lifestyles or young families extra practicality, combined with added coolness thanks to its more spirited, sporty look."
As well as rear lamp clusters and tailgate specific to the hatchback, the Qoros 3 Hatch features subtle visual changes at the front that differentiate it from the Sedan - notably to the front grille, front bumper and front fog lights. These create a bolder 'face' and a more compact, dynamic, sporty appearance that will appeal to a new, more lifestyle-oriented group of customers.
Inside, key ergonomic features, refinement, understated quality and equipment are shared with its sedan compatriot, although new upholstery colour combinations and materials will provide a fresh, new ambience.
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