It was one yr in the past that Chinese brand Qoros launched the 3 Sedan, a handsome, if conservatively styled, try to as soon as once more move Chinese-designed and created autos outdoors the People’;s Republic. For the 2014 Geneva Motor Demonstrate, we’;re acquiring a 1st-hand appear at the brand’;s followup to the 3 Sedan – the 3 Hatch.
If you liked the appears of Qoros’; 2013 Geneva debut, you are not probably to be disappointed by its 2014 debut. Early teasers indicated that the Hatch would share a front-end search with the sedan, and indeed, from the beltline up, the 3 Sedan and Hatch share a quite sturdy loved ones resemblance. The lengthy-roof 3, though, seems far better proportioned in our eyes than the Sedan.
When we initially reported on the C-segment 3 Hatch, it wasn’;t fully clear which engines would be at its disposal. We knew there’;d be naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions of the very same one.6-liter 4-cylinder, despite the fact that we can not say for certain that they are the precise identical engines located in the 3 Sedan (it really is probable, even though). Outfitted with the NA mill, drivers will have accessibility to 126 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Going turbocharged adds 30 hp and 40 lb-ft.
We have a complete gallery of dwell photographs of the Qoros 3 Hatch, along with the official press release and video from its unveiling, offered below.
– Globe premiere of brand’;s 2nd production model: Qoros 3 Hatch
– New entire body style offers greater lifestyle practicality
– Displays subtly evolved signature Qoros layout cues for a more compact, dynamic, sporty look
– Attributes superb connectivity, generous interior room and products
– Based on the exact same platform that earned Qoros 3 Sedan the title of Euro NCAP’;s ‘safest automobile of 2013’;
Shanghai, 15 January 2014 – A yr after the debut of new global vehicle brand Qoros and its very first manufacturing car, the company will stage the globe premiere of its second manufacturing model, the Qoros 3 Hatch, at the 84th Geneva Worldwide Motor Demonstrate on 4 March 2014.
The style and engineering of the compact (C-segment) Qoros 3 Hatch draws heavily on the brand’;s very first model, the Qoros 3 Sedan. Whilst it is similarly inspired by contemporary European automotive styling themes, it displays a subtle, youthful evolution of the distinctive signature Qoros design cues to inject better sportiness to the car’;s appearance.
“The new Qoros 3 Hatch will appeal to the modern day metropolitan always-connected consumer who demands a little extra versatility provided by the hatchback body design,” says Vice Chairman of Qoros, Volker Steinwascher. “It delivers these with active outdoor lifestyles or young families extra practicality, combined with extra coolness thanks to its more spirited, sporty seem.”
As properly as rear lamp clusters and tailgate certain to the hatchback, the Qoros 3 Hatch characteristics subtle visual changes at the front that differentiate it from the Sedan – notably to the front grille, front bumper and front fog lights. These generate a bolder ‘face’; and a more compact, dynamic, sporty physical appearance that will appeal to a new, more life-style-oriented group of clients.
Within, important ergonomic characteristics, refinement, understated top quality and gear are shared with its sedan compatriot, although new upholstery colour combinations and supplies will provide a fresh, new ambience.
Each Qoros 3 Hatch will be fitted as normal with the brand’;s revolutionary 8-inch touchscreen infotainment technique – Qoros MMH™ (multimedia hub) – which is operated through smartphone-kind multi-gesture finger swipe inputs for minimum driver distraction. The hardware, computer software and graphics have been developed and designed in-property by Qoros with the support of world-top systems specialists.
As element of Qoros’; strategic aim to be imaginative in meeting the life-style demands of the contemporary metropolitan ‘always-connected’; customer, the bulk of the line-up will feature QorosQloud™, which delivers a extensive suite of cost-free-for-lifestyle services with 3G connectivity, including motor vehicle monitoring, social ne2rking and enhanced navigation. It brings a new viewpoint to the way motorists interact with their autos, seamlessly integrating with other digital products via a dedicated website and smartphone apps.
The Qoros 3 Hatch is based mostly on the identical progressive modular platform as the Sedan. Even so, the Hatch functions new C-pillars, roof, rear side panels, and tailgate, plus a new rear roof cross-member to keep the car’;s outstanding torsional rigidity. Constructed making use of the same large-power steels and structural design and style that resulted in the Qoros 3 Sedan being ranked by Euro NCAP as the ‘safest car’; of 2013, the new Hatch has the exact same wheelbase, width and height, but the rear overhang and general length are decreased by 177mm.
With a prolonged wheelbase, quick overhangs and a coupé-like silhouette, the 4438mm- long new hatchback will deliver unusually generous interior room for a motor vehicle in the compact segment.
The Hatch also shares with the Sedan its hugely-productive 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines and 6-velocity manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
The Qoros 3 Hatch will be produced in the brand’;s all-new, very-efficient and environmentally-sustainable assembly plant in Changshu, China, on the exact same manufacturing line as the Qoros 3 Sedan.
The new assortment of Qoros versions is being developed and engineered by an global staff of seasoned specialists and new, youthful automotive talent.