Newly formed carmaker Qoros has provided a glimpse of its first model, the Qoros GQ3 saloon. The Qoros GQ3 is targeted towards the C segment and made to attract car buyers from China and Europe. The Qoros GQ3 features design themes and styling cues that will define a distinct brand identity for the upcoming models of Qoros vehicles.
This will allow consumers to recognize every future model as a Qoros. The GQ3 boasts of a sophisticated exterior as well as a spacious, feature-packed interior. The saloon is developed and engineered to achieve top European and Chinese crash test ratings. Qoros will unveil the GQ3 at the Geneva International Motor Show, slated on March 7-17, 2013, and will roll it out in China in the second half of 2013 and in Europe later in the year.
Getting credit for the Qoros GQ3’s current looks is a team of designers in Munich and Shanghai led by Qoros’ Executive Director of Design, Gert Volker Hildebrand, giving the model a unique styling based on modern European design tastes.
The GQ3 features a sporty, elegant contour, underscored by a long wheelbase, short overhangs, a coupé-like silhouette and a roof that continues into the car’s rear quarters. The Qoros GQ3 is considered as the widest car in its class, measuring 1839 mm, as emphasized by its horizontal lines. One striking feature is a swage line that rises from the headlamps via the door handles to the rear lights.
Other visible features include a matt aluminium strip above each side sill, adding to the visual stretch of the side profile. The GQ3 also features muscular arches and a wide track. Serving as the prototype for Qoros model family, the GQ3 features wide headlamp units extending into its flanks, thereby framing the central upper grille at the same height. Horizontal LED bars are fitted at the upper edge of the headlights and in the rear light clusters.