The car formerly known as Qoros GQ3 will be called ‘Qoros 3 Sedan’ when it debuts on the Geneva Motor Show in early March. Qoros apparently decided to the late name change after pressure from Audi. Qoros will also bring two concept cars to Geneva; the Qoros 3 Estate Concept and the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept.
The Qoros 3 Sedan will debut in China on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, and it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. When exactly the Qoros 3 Sedan will be launched on the European market is yet unclear, but most sources say sometime in 2014.
There will be two engines: a 1.6 with 126hp and 155nm, and a 1.6 turbo with 156hp and 220nm, both mated to a six-speed manual or a 6-speed DCT. Qoros is also working on a three-cylinder 1.2 turbo with 130hp but that engine will be launched later. All three engines are based on existing Chery power plants. Size: 4615/1839/1445mm, wheelbase is 2690mm.
Very smooth screen here! Qoros is a brand of Chery-Quantum, a joint venture between Chery Auto of China and Quantum LLC of Israel.