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Spy Shots: Qoros XQ3 SUV = the Qoros 5 SUV

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New Spy Shots show that the vehicle previously known as the Qoros XQ3 SUV, will in fact be called Qoros 5 when it hits the Chinese car market in early 2016. The latest set of photos appears to originate from some place in eastern Europe, likely Slovakia, the lone European country where Qoros sells cars.

The SUV will be the flagship of the Qoros range. It stands on a enlarged variant of the platform that also underpins the Qoros 3 Hatch, the Qoros 3 City SUV, and the Qoros 3 Sedan. The XQ3 will get the same 156hp 1.6 turbo that is also available in the other Qoros cars, mated to a six-speed DCT. However, we are hearing persistent rumors about an additional engine, most likely a 1.8 turbo with about 180hp.

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Dash very similar to the Qoros 3 trio. Very dark and very gray in here, in sharp contrast to the flashy red paint of the exterior. A beige or white interior would be a much better choice.

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With all doors open. Lower-bumper design very cool.

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From another set; with the door closed. There is also a ‘5’ badge on the right, in chrome next to the rear/fog light.

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“It’s the 5 you stupid!”

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Wheels are big enough. Chromed door handles do not really match with red body and black pillars. Chrome strip on lower doors a better fir, sitting on black rubber.

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Impressive grille with a large Qoros Q logo. ‘Q car’?

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4 COMMENTS

  1. There are a lot of things I hate when it comes to carmakers’ naming schemes, but for me, number one has got to be inconsistency. And this is a prime case. I can only imagine what went on at Qoros when they were coming up with a name:

    “Let’s think here for a minute. We have the 3, which is a compact car. So what should we call our compact crossover? Well, the 5, obviously.”

    My question is, if they ever decide to roll out a midsize sedan, what will they call that? The 4? The 6? It can only get worse.

  2. Decent road clearance, and very little overhang, front and rear but on that platform I’m afraid its more a CUV than an SUV. Not rugged enough for off road.

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