Based in large part on the Qoros 3, the new model exhibits just a dash more sportiness. A four-door sedan like its predecessor, the Qoros 3 Hatch differs slightly through its tweaked front grille, front bumper with fog lights, and redesigned roof and hatchback rear. On the inside, Qoros promises a new atmosphere through the use of new materials and color combinations.
The Qoros 3 and Qoros 3 Hatch also share the same powertrain: a 1.6L engine with a six-speed manual transmission.
The new model is targeted primarily toward young and tech-savvy consumers, who will likely appreciate the QorosQloud infotainment system accessed through an eight-inch touchscreen display.
While this future Qoros seems to have everything it would need to appeal to Western consumers, it will initially be sold exclusively in China. The Qoros 3 Hatch will be built on the same production line as the Qoros 3 in Changshu, China. The brand plans to continue expanding its line by introducing a new model every 6 to 12 months.
The 84th Geneva Motor Show takes place March 6-16, 2014 at Palexpo in Geneva. Website: salon-auto.ch