Qoros will unveil its second production model -- the Qoros 3 Hatch -- at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show slated on March 4, 2014. The design and engineering of the compact Qoros 3 Hatch is mostly derived from first model, the Qoros 3 Sedan. While the Qoros 3 Hatch is also inspired by contemporary European auto styling themes, it features a youthful evolution of the signature Qoros design cues to make the car sportier.
Qoros 3 Hatch features distinct rear lamp clusters and tailgate as well as subtle visual changes at the front to differentiate it from the Qoros 3 Sedan. The differences include the front grille, front bumper and front fog lights – which combined pave way to a bolder ‘face’ and a more compact, dynamic, sporty appearance that is expected to appeal to a new, more lifestyle-oriented customers. Inside the cabin, the Qoros 3 Hatch shares almost the same quality and equipment with the Qoros 3 Sedan.
The Qoros 3 Hatch, however, boasts of new upholstery color combinations and materials for a fresh, new ambience. Coming as standard for the Qoros 3 Hatch are the brand’s eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system – Qoros MMH (multimedia hub) – that is operated through multi-gesture finger swipe inputs for minimal driver distraction.
The hardware, software and graphics were designed and developed in-house by Qoros. As part of Qoros’ strategic objective to meet the lifestyle needs of the ‘always-connected’ consumer, the majority Qoros 3 line-up will feature QorosQloud, which will deliver a comprehensive suite of free-for-life services with 3G connectivity -- vehicle monitoring, social networking and improved navigation.
QorosQloud brings a new perspective to the way motorists interact with their vehicles – as it allows integratiion with other digital devices through a dedicated Web site and smartphone apps. The Qoros 3 Hatch is also powered by 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines paired to and six-speed manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions.