Qoros 3 Hatch to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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First Published: 16:41 IST(16/1/2014)
Last Updated: 17:41 IST(16/1/2014)
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One year after the world premiere of the Qoros 3, the young Chinese brand will unveil its second production vehicle at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Qoros 3 Hatch is a compact sedan which, as suggested by the name, stands out from its predecessor primarily through its hatchback body.

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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


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