Premiere of Qoros 3 City SUV

Changshu (China ), November 25, 2014

What we do not have anything to prejudice against Chinese cars. They are processed cheap, poor design copies of European manufacturers plus uncertain. This can also walk differently, showing the relatively young brand vehicle Qoros. Founded in 2007 as a joint venture between the Israeli conglomerate Israel Corporation and the Chinese automaker Chery, the original name Chery Quantum Automobile Corporation was changed in 2011 Qoros. Since 2013, the Group has the first car, the Qoros 3, in the program. To sedan, a hatchback joined, now followed by a crossover SUV. The Qoros 3 City SUV will be presented from 20 to 29 November at the Guangzhou International Auto Show in 2014.

There is a crossover

The third series model is a crossover somewhere between coupe, SUV and fünftürigem compact cars. Then there are the unpainted plastic parts, transforming the wheel arches and complete the entire body downward and an aluminum underbody protection at front and rear. 17-inch alloy wheels (optional 18-inch model also available ) contribute to the increased ground clearance of 170 millimeters on. The seating position has been raised by analogy, by 67 millimeters. Otherwise, the external and internal dimensions remain at the level of Qoros 3 Hatchback. 4.45 meters long, 1.86 meters wide and a boot volume of 403 liters are the fundamentals.

Known motor from Europe Development

This is the new Qoros more urban than off-road SUV, evident in the built-up drive. The kunststoffbeplankte crossover is only available with front-wheel drive. The engine is a developed in Europe 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine with four cylinders, which develops 156 hp and 210 Nm of torque and is already in the other two production models used. Coupled with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the Chinese spend on average consumption of 6.8 liters. With the optional six-speed dual-clutch transmission, this value increased consumption by 0.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

Four trim levels and a base

If the Qoros 3 City SUV comes on the market in China, you can choose between four trim lines. In the basic version are an infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows and electric side mirrors on board. The bottom line amenities "Active" has the urban crossover via keyless start and manual air conditioning. In the "Style " package automatic climate control, cruise control, a rearview camera, and the six-speed automatic will be added. "Style Plus" - models get a leather interior and heated and electrically adjustable front seats. The highest line " Excite " also can be a key, open, has xenon headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Five stars in crash test

For now, the new Qoros model will come only in China on the market. A launch is planned but also for Europe. When will it be ready, is not yet known. The notchback sedan rolled so far only on the Slovak market. Although some design elements but remember a VW, fear of an uncertain car we would have in this country at least not have. The current production models that obtained by the Euro NCAP crash test all five stars. (ml)