Qoros 5 SUV launched on the Chinese auto market
Published on March 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Qoros 5 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.900 yuan and ends at 194.900 yuan, positioning the 5 on the high end of the highly competitive compact SUV segment in China. The Qoros 5 debuted in November last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show.
The Qoros 5 SUV, formerly known as the Qoros XQ3, is the new 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 is slightly raised for that high-riding SUV feeling. The 5 is powered by the same 1.6 turbo that also powers all the other Qoros cars. It has an output of 156hp and 230nm, and it is mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed DCT. The addition of the five-speed manual is a surprise, and meant to have a cheap entry-level car.
The cheapest manual starts 139.900 yuan and the cheapest DCT at 164.900 yuan.
Size: 4587/1869/1676, and wheelbase is 2697.
The interior too is exactly the same as in the other Qorii; very black and dark. The eight-inch touch screen is on the small side for 2016. The Qoros 5 comes standard with Nappa leather and a Bose sound system, and that is about all the excitement you can get.
The positioning of the air vents is slightly different compared to the Qoros 3 range. The screen hasn’t been updated since the launch of the Qoros 3 sedan in late 2013. Most other local Chinese car makers do a better job; check out Zotye and Dongfeng and Weifang for just three examples.
Enough space for three. Floor is black, ceiling is beige. Panoramic sunroof is huge.
A heavenly shiny grille, with the strips topping the headlights.
The trusted 1.6 turbo.
The biggest logo in the business, and QOROS in giant capitals. Pipes nicely integrated in bumper.
Big booth. The new Qoros 5 SUV from China. Will she sell? She looks good, price is good, quality is very good, but the engine is old, the interior a bit outdated, and Qoros still doesn’t have enough dealers. But a SUV being a SUV and SUV’s being mighty popular in China the 5 will certainly help sales up.