Qoros 3

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Qoros 3
2013-03-05 Geneva Motor Show 8116.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Qoros Auto
Production 2013
Model years 2014-
Assembly Changshu, China
Designer Gert Hildebrand
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L petrol
Transmission 6-speed manual, 6-speed auto
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length 4,615 mm (181.7 in) (sedan)
4,438 mm (174.7 in) (hatchback)
Width 1,839 mm (72.4 in)
Height 1,445 mm (56.9 in)
Kerb weight 1,320 kg (2,910 lb) to 1,410 kg (3,110 lb)

The Qoros 3 is the first automobile from the Chinese manufacturer Qoros Auto, jointly (50%-50%) owned by Israel Corporation and China's Chery Automobile Company. The four-door sedan was formally announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013.[1] The Qoros 3 commenced sales in China and Slovakia towards the end of 2013, and deliveries started in China in January 2014.[2] A hatchback version made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014.[3]

The 3 was designed by ex-Mini designer Gert Hildebrand,[4] and was developed for left-hand-drive markets.

Specification[edit]

The 3 is scheduled to be launched with a four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine in two states of tune; a naturally-aspirated unit producing 126 bhp (94 kW; 128 PS) and 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) torque, and a turbocharged version with 156 bhp (116 kW; 158 PS) and 210 N·m (155 lb·ft) torque. Both versions are mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with a six-speed dual clutch transmission optional.

Qoros is developing with AVL a three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged engine and a new four-cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, both featuring direct injection, for future models.[citation needed]

The car is 4,615 mm (181.7 in) long, sitting on a 2,690 mm (105.9 in) wheelbase.

Concept models[edit]

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Qoros displayed concept models of future derivatives; the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept and the Qoros 3 Estate Concept.

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
Qoros 3 Sedan (2013)[5]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 34 95%
Child occupant: 43 87%
Pedestrian: 28 77%
Safety assist: 7 81%

In September 2013, the Qoros 3 became the first car originated in China to achieve a five-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash tests. The car scored a 95% on adult occupant protection and an 87% on child occupant protection.[6]

Euro NCAP awarded the Qoros 3 "Small Family Car" Best in Class for 2013, and was recognised as the best of all 33 cars tested in 2013.[7]

International markets[edit]

The first foreign sales of the Qoros 3 started in December 2013, with the opening of a dealership in Bratislavia, Slovakia.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three Qoros models debut at Geneva". Auto Express. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Qoros Automotive Co. Delivers First Car in China". Business Week. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Spy Shots: Qoros 3 Hatch is a stylish Chinese hatchback". CarNewsChina.com. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "East meets West in Qoros' European car market venture". Reuters. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Euro NCAP results for Qoros 3 Sedan". euroncap.com. 2013. 
  6. ^ "Qoros 3 is first-ever Chinese car to earn Euro NCAP five-star rating". Top Gear Philippines. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Euro NCAP announcement". 
  8. ^ "Israel Corp.'s Qoros opens first European car showroom". Globes. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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