Qoros will continue its European offensive with a new model, scheduled to make a public appearance during this year Geneva Motor Show.
The third Qoros model is also a first for the brand: the first SUV created by the Chinese manufacturer. It is called Qoros 3 City SUV and is based on the same platform as its compact brothers, the Qoros 3 sedan and hatchback.
The new SUV is described by its manufacturer as ”perfect for urban cruising and country driving.” The car has increased ground clearance, large wheels, and a more commanding driving position. It offers generous space and more control. The City SUV already made its domestic debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November 2014 and went on sale a month later.
The Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T will be available in a range of five exterior paint colours – all available without extra cost: Crystal White (solid), Starlight Black, Diamond Silver, Shimmer Grey and Sunrise Red (all metallic).
Standard features on all versions of the City SUV include the brand’s innovative Qoros MMH (Multi Media Hub) infotainment system, Bluetooth for hands free calling and wireless music streaming, all-round electric windows, electric exterior mirrors that feature turn indicator repeaters, and dual exhaust pipes.
Interior feature highlights on the entry-level Active models include keyless start, 17-inch alloy wheels and manual air-conditioning.
The European-developed turbocharged 1.6-litre 16-valve VVT (variable valve timing) engine will suit the extra flexibility required for city and country driving. The engine produces 156 bhp power and 210 Nm torque over a broad rev range between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm.