The Qoros 3 Sedan introduces a distinctive brand identity which will be applied across all future models. The car has an elegant profile thanks to its long wheelbase, short overhangs, a coupe-like silhouette and a roof line which flows smoothly into the strong rear quarters.
On its launch in China it will be available in a choice of two efficient four-cylinder 1.6 litre gasoline engines, both of which feature VVT (variable valve timing). The naturally aspirated unit delivers an output of 93 kW and 155 Nm maximum torque. The turbocharged version offers 115 kW 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 on selected models from launch.
The advanced eight inch touchscreen infotainment system is a standard feature of all Qoros 3 Sedan model variants. Designed to offer generous space and a high-quality interior finish, Qoros models will also feature an infotainment system which is unique in the automotive field. Featuring an eight inch capacitive touchscreen, the system was developed in house by Qoros with displays designed for minimal driver distraction, replacing the array of switches and buttons that blight many modern car interiors. The system features an advanced navigation system, extensive social networking connectivity and the ability for drivers to monitor their car’s health and, for example, to book dealer service appointments.
In addition, two concept studies provide a clear indication of the new manufacturer’s future model family expansion plans. With the brand starting from a clean sheet, Qoros vehicles are elegantly styled and focus on quality and value, and on meeting the lifestyle needs and expectations of modern, metropolitan, ‘always-connected’ target customers in China and Europe.
The Qoros 3 Sedan, which is entering a pre-production development phase after two summers and two winters of extensive testing at key locations around the world, is due to be launched in China in the second half of 2013, with first European sales following later in the year. The launch of further Qoros models is then planned at intervals of approximately six months.