Qoros presented the Qoros 3 Hatch. As revealed by the name it is the hatchback version of the 3 Sedan, presented a year ago, with the new car to make its official debut at the next Geneva Motor Show in early March.
The Qoros 3 Hatch has many design influences from the first model of the Chinese company and displays an evolution of the design language Qoros, while having some parts that distinguish it from the Sedan.These parts create a more compact, dynamic and sporty look that will appeal to a youthful market .
The Qoros 3 Hatch is based on the same modular platform as the Sedan, but the Hatch has new rear pillars and a roof that maintains the excellent torsional rigidity of the car. It features high strength steel which made the Qoros 3 Sedan the safest car of 2013 by Euro NCAP. The Chinese hatch has the same wheelbase, width and height as the sedan and only the total length was reduced by 177 mm, reaching 4.438 mm. With the above dimensions to ensure a very spacious interior.
It will be available with the same engines as the Sedan version, including a 1.6 liter atmospheric engine and a supercharged engine, which will be combined with a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
At the interior, although the company did not provide photos, it is rumored that the car will be offered with new upholstery color schemes and materials to create a more youthful atmosphere .
An 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system will be available on the extra equipment, with the hardware, the software and the graphics to have been designed and developed by Qoros with the support of leading companies. It includes signal connectivity through 3G, navigation and social networking.
The production takes place at the company’s factory in Changshu city of China, which has the ability to manufacture up to 150,000 cars a year. Qoros, may increase production over the next year to 250,000 cars.