Looking at the photos it’s hard to believe that these cars have Chinese origins. The cars have their unique design quality. Gert Volker Hildebrand, is the name of the German designer, head of design department Qoros,who designed these cars.
The Chinese company will our present it’s cars in Geneva, the Qoros 3 sedan which will be a production model and two prototypes. The compact four-door model, which will be released in Europe before the end of the year, has a length of 4,61 m and is equipped with a 1.6 liter engine in two versions. The reports indicate that it was developed in collaboration with Chevrilet.
The maximum power of the engine will be 126 PS and maximum power of the turbo engine, 156 PS. In both cases a 6-speed manual transmission will be used, while the dual clutch 6-speed gearbox will be available optonally. Qoros announced that it is developing a three cylinder 1.2 and a four cylinder 1.6 engine both with turbochargers and start/stop system. Standard equipment will include infotainment system with the latest technology and a large 8 inch touch screen.
The two prototype models, the design of which suggests that the final version will not change radically, are, the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept and Qoros 3 Estate Concept. Their launch is expected in 2014. The crossover will use a hybrid system with the 1.2 liter turbo engineto be mounted to the front and an electric motors to be mounted on the rear. Between the gasoline engine and the transmission another electric motor will be placed that acts as a generator. The power will be transmitted to all wheels.
The Qoros 3 Estate Concept will be the compact station wagon of the company. It shares the same platform as the sedan, and probably the same mechanical parts. All models will be manufactured in China with an annual production capacity of 150,000 units.
Qoros was founded in 2007 and it is founded by the Chery Automobile of China and the investment company “Israel Corporation”. Its headquarters are in the city of Changktsou, close to where the factory of Qoros is.