The new Qoros 5 SUV for China debuted today in Guangzhou, one day before the start of the Guangzhou Auto Show. The 5 SUV, with ‘SUV’ being part of the name, was previously known as the Qoros XQ3 SUV. It will hit the Chinese car market in early 2016.
The Qoros 5 SUV will be the flagship of the Qoros range. It stands on exactly the same platform that also underpins the Qoros 3 Hatch, the Qoros 3 City SUV, and the Qoros 3 Sedan. The platform is not enlarged or stretched or otherwise altered, but it seems slightly jacked up for that high-riding SUV feel.
The 5 SUV gets the same 156hp/210nm 1.6 turbo that is also available in the other Qoros cars, mated to a six-speed DCT.
Dash very similar to the Qoros 3 trio. Much lighter in here than in the all-black interior we saw earlier on. This one has a gray-gray dash with orange brown seats. Start button located in front of the gear lever.
Taillights all red. Large spoiler above the window. Roof rails are sadly and badly completely useless. Large Qoros logo. Chrome strip on the low end of the hatch connects the secondary light units. Great looking bumper section with the exhausts roundly integrated in the skid pad.
Wheels are too small, but that is what you get when you jack up a car but don’t change the platform. Still, there seems to be enough space for a few inches more.