Qoros 3 City SUV to make International Debut in Geneva 2015

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Qoros, the new Chinese car brand, will host the international premiere of its latest, and third production model at the 85th annual Geneva International Motor Show on 3 March 2015. According to the manufacturer, the new Qoros 3 City SUV is designed for a more premium metropolitan lifestyle, perfect for urban cruising and country driving.

“Its modern design and flexibility is exemplified by its increased ground clearance, large wheels, and a more commanding driving position. It offers generous space and more control for an exciting driving experience.”

The new Qoros 3 City SUV went on sale in China in December 2014, joining the Sedan and Hatch in Qoros’ growing family of cars.

The Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T model line-up in China is as follows:

  • Active – 1.6-litre turbo with six-speed manual
  • Style – 1.6-litre turbo with six-speed DCT
  • Style Plus – 1.6-litre turbo with six-speed DCT
  • Excite – 1.6-litre turbo with six-speed DCT

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The Qoros 3 City SUV features a comparatively long wheelbase (2694mm), generous width (1854mm) for its class, and a short rear overhang (815mm). In China, the 3 City SUV comes with a European-developed turbocharged 1.6-liter engine which produces 24% more power – 156 bhp – and 35% more torque – 210 Nm over a broad rev range between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm – than the naturally aspirated unit available in the entry-level 3 Sedan and 3 Hatch models. As standard, this engine is paired with the six-speed manual transmission in the Active model, accelerating the City SUV from zero to 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds

Also with six speeds, the smooth shifting DCT transmission is standard on Style Plus and Excite models. With this gearbox, acceleration to 100 km/h is achieved by the 3 City SUV in 10.8 seconds and top speed is 208 km/h.

It also features the brand’s award-winning QorosQloud connected services platform – based on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, and delivered via China Unicom’s 3G network, it can be accessed in the City SUV via the eight-inch Qoros MMH system.

QorosQloud services can also be accessed from the user’s smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac via a dedicated website at www.qorosqloud.com and QorosQloud apps for Apple iOS and Android.

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For the uninitiated, Qoros was founded in 2007 from scratch and is headquartered in Shanghai, China. Shortly before its China launch in December 2013, the Qoros 3 Sedan became the first car developed in China to be awarded the maximum five-star crash test rating by Euro NCAP and is one of the safest tested in the organisation’s 16-year history. Amongst other accolades, the Qoros 3 Hatch, launched in China in June 2014, won an Honourable Mention in the prestigious Red Dot Awards in recognition of the quality of its design. The City SUV – the brand’s third production model – made its domestic debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November 2014 and went on sale a month later.

Qoros is an invented word. The Q is intended to represent quality, and the whole name to echo the Greek chorus, a collective voice in plays and music, reflecting the multinational nature of the company. Qoros’ all-new assembly facility in Changshu is ramping up series production of the Qoros 3 Sedan, Hatch and City SUV.

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