Qoros, the new international car brand headquatered in Shanghai, is set to present the world premiere of its second series production car, the new Qoros 3 Hatch, at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
Destined for China market launch in the middle of 2014, the Qoros 3 Hatch will appeal to trendy, active and independent individuals.
The design of the Hatch is inspired by contemporary European automotive styling themes, and a subtle evolution of the distinctive signature Qoros design cues result in a dynamic, youthful appearance. A long wheelbase, short overhangs and a coup¨¦-like silhouette means that the new 4.4-metre long hatchback combines class-leading interior space with a large tailgate and boot for load-carrying versatility.
The Hatch offers four trim specifications at launch ¨C Essence, Experience, Experience Plus and Elegance ¨C with generous equipment levels and features across the range that are not normally available on compact segment cars. For example, the brand's innovative eight-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system, Qoros MMHTM (Multi Media Hub), and its pioneering QorosQloudTMconnected services platform are both included as standard on all variants.
The Qoros 3 Hatch, based on the same modular platform as the Qoros 3 Sedan, is developed by an international team of experienced specialists and new, young automotive talent from China.
The Hatch features new C-pillars, roof, rear side panels, and tailgate, plus a new rear roof cross-member for exceptional torsional rigidity. It is built using the same high-strength steels and structural design that resulted in the Sedan being ranked by Euro NCAP as the 'safest car' of 2013.
The Hatch also shares with the Sedan its highly-efficient four-cylinder 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines combined with either six-speed manual or six-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic) transmissions.
The Qoros 3 Hatch will be manufactured in the brand's all-new, highly-efficient and environmentally-sustainable assembly plant in Changshu, 80km north-west of Shanghai, on the same production line as the Qoros 3 Sedan in Chinese mainland.
Prices and on-sale dates for the Qoros 3 Hatch will be announced closer to the launch date.