Qoros 3 is the first automobile from the Chinese manufacturer Qoros Auto, jointly (50%–50%) owned by Kenon Holdings and China's Chery Automobile Company. The four-door sedan was formally announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. The Qoros 3 commenced sales in China and Slovakia towards the end of 2013, and deliveries started in China in January 2014. A hatchback version made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014. A third derivative, the 3 City SUV, was launched in November 2014.
The 3 was designed by ex-Mini designer Gert Hildebrand,and was developed for left-hand-drive markets.
The 3 is scheduled to be launched with a four-cylinder 1.6-litre (1598 cc) 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.
The saloon car is 4,615 mm (181.7 in) long, sitting on a 2,690 mm (105.9 in) wheelbase. The hatchback is slightly shorter; 4,438 mm (174.7 in)
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.
|Euro NCAP test results|
|Qoros 3 Sedan (2013)|
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.
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.
International markets Edit
The first foreign sales of the Qoros 3 started in December 2013, with the opening of a dealership in Bratislavia, Slovakia.
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