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Qoros unveils Q: QorosQloud Qubed Concept for 2014 LA Design Challenge

Qoros announced its debut in the 2014 LA Design Challenge with their new Q: QorosQloud Qubed. According to the company, the concept is designed by Jamie Barrett, Aditya Mahajan and Alex O’Brien amongst others and was created as an intelligent, multi-dimensional personal management assistant.

Qoros says that the concept is able to learn from the drive over a period of time through the five senses, developing and growing over time.

Well, that sounds spooky as we don’t want to see the little Q: QorosQloud Qubed Concept tranform into a Terminator. What’s more interesting is that the concept is able to maximize safety and will identify when the user is distracted or when the vehicle is driven irresponsibly, switching to an autonomous driving mode.

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Qoros to unveil Qoros 3 Hatch at Geneva Motor Show

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.

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Qoros 3 Sedan is Euro NCAP’s safest family car for 2013

Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) has named the Qoros 3 Sedan as the best ‘Small Family’ car of 2013 after awarding it with a maximum five-star rating in September. The Qoros 3 Sedan is the first car developed in China that received five-star ratings from Euro NCAP. The sedan logged high scores in all four areas of the Euro NCAP tests.

Its overall score of 88 percent was also the highest achieved by any vehicle tested in 2013.  “The Euro NCAP result demonstrates the high level of design, engineering and production quality that we have achieved with the Qoros 3 Sedan,” Volker Steinwascher, Vice Chairman of Qoros, said. He said that reaching world-class standards was their objective since the beginning.

Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General, congratulated Qoros for being able to achieve the highest safety record with the Qoros 3 Sedan.” The Qoros 3 Sedan scored the best result for Adult Occupant protection at 95 percent in Euro NCAP’s 2013 program – thanks to its robust passenger safety cell proven to be effective in minimizing impact to passengers during front-end, side impact and pole impact collisions.

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Qoros hands over first customer car in China

Qoros has finally handed over its first car to a customer in China, six years since the brand was established. Volker Steinwascher, Vice Chairman of Qoros personally handed the keys to a Qoros 3 Sedan to 28-year old interior designer Yu Min at a celebratory event at the Guanshan dealership in Shanghai. Yu remarked that he is thrilled being the first owner of a Qoros 3 Sedan in China.

He said he likes the car’s elegant styling, the spacious interior and its refinement, as well as the QorosQloud connected services. He also noted the car’s five-star rating from Euro NCAP.  Steinwascher remarked that Qoros has worked hard in the past six years to “develop stylish, innovative cars” to European standards of safety and quality and cars that “define a New Premium.” He added, “To realize our aim of appealing to our target audience of modern metropolitan, ‘always-connected’ customers is very satisfying.”

he carmaker based the Qoros 3 Sedan on an in-depth research of how modern metropolitan lifestyles and driving needs are best met. The sedan was also developed to meet European standards of safety, refinement and quality. It features the QorosQloud connected services that can be accessed through an eight-inch touchscreen that comes as standard across the range. The QorosQloud connected services offer a number of world-first enhanced, easy-to-use entertainment, navigation, communication, and vehicle monitoring features. The Qoros 3 Sedan has a price range of between RMB119,900 to RMB167,900.

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Qoros announced that in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, it will unveil its second production model that will go on sale in China later next year. The new model from Qoros is based on the Qoros 3 Sedan and according to the company it was created for young, modern, always connected metropolitan customer.

The new model features a redesigned front grille, unique rear LED lamp clusters as well as he innovative QorosQloud infotainment system accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen. Many of you may wonder how come Qoros is rolling out another vehicle, right? According to the official press release, the Chinese company will introduce a new models every six-to-twelve months and the rapid sequence of model introduction is possible thanks to the innovative modular platform used and the flexible product development processes.

As we said, the second production model is based on the Qoros 3 Sedan and it appears to be a stylish hatchback but more details will be revealed next year.

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Qoros has opened its first purpose-built Shanghai dealership -- Shanghai Guanshan Automobile Sales and Service Co., Ltd. The 4,000-square meter dealership commenced operations on December 10, 2013 and represents a new phase of growth for Ooros’ developing dealer network. The opening ceremony was graced by Qoros chairman Guo Qian and chief executive Officer; chairman of Daqian Investment Co., Ltd. Lu Ya; and General Manager of Shanghai Guanshan Automobile Sales & Service Co,. Ltd., Wu Renwei.

The ceremony also marked the official authorization of the showroom’s Qoros dealer certification. “We are very grateful to have full support from our dealers at this very early stage in our sales launch,” Guo remarked. He said that the company and the dealership have the shared aim of creating a successful international car brand headquartered in China, noting that Shanghai is regarded as one of Qoros’ key regional markets.

“An excellent team is as important as being blessed with a car of the utmost quality,” Lu remarked, adding that the values deployed by Qoros via its dealer development strategy and service concept align directly with the philosophy of their group. [source: Qoros]

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Qoros, the start-up brand based in China, plans to expand its lineup. There will soon be hatchback and estate versions of the Volkswagen Jetta. For now, Qoros is increasing the output of its Jetta -size 3 saloon. Qoros chief designer Gert Hildebrand said that the new platform of the company is versatile and can be used in a range of vehicles from a VW Golf-size hatch to a big seven-seat SUV.

Qoros’s new platform posted impressive scores in the Euro NCAP crash tests. This platform is set to use a common 2,690 mm wheelbase, but it could be shortened by 50 mm overall to build a rival to the Golf. It can also be extended by 130 mm more to make a BMW 5-series-size model.

Making it even more flexible is how its rear overhang was engineered. It may be shrunk by 70 mm and stretched by up to 230 mm. The ride height can be varied by as much as 200 mm. In addition, the platform can accommodate three different seat heights. It can go 70 mm higher for the upcoming hatch-based crossover and even higher for the SUV being planned.

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At the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, the first production model from Qoros will be unveiled together with the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept. This crossover model comes with a compact hatchback body and an advanced hybrid drivetrain. It introduces the use of signature styling themes on the Qoros 3 Sedan to potential compact hatchback and crossover models in the future.

The crossover gets stunning new styling elements that show off the strong, versatile characteristic of this model. Qoros considers the development of advanced engineering innovations as a core strategic activity. Furthermore, the Cross Hybrid concept is equipped with an advanced hybrid drive system. It is powered by a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine that was fitted transversely at the front.

It also gets an electric motor positioned higher than the rear axle. It has a second electric motor dubbed the Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) that is incorporated between the petrol engine and the transmission. An inventive all-wheel driving experience is the result of the interaction between the two drive units and the ISG.

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Qoros has introduced a unique brand identity on the Qoros 3 Sedan that will be carried by the automaker’s future models. The new brand profile is first featured on the elegant Qoros 3 Sedan – with its long wheelbase, short overhangs and a coupé-like silhouette as well as a roof line that flows seamlessly into the car’s strong rear quarters.

The Qoros 3 Sedan measures 4,615 mm long and 1,839 mm wide, making it relatively large for the compact segment, allowing it to offer ample interior space. The Qoros 3 Sedan comes with two gasoline engine choices, both featuring variable valve timing (VVT). The first engine is a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder 1.6-litre powerplant that could provide up to 93 kW (126 bhp) of output and 155 Nm of torque.

The second one is a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine that could provide up to 115 kW (156 bhp) of output and 210 Nm of torque. Both engines are matched with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with an optional six-speed dual clutch transmission available.  A stop-start system will also be available from the launch of the Qoros 3 Sedan in China.

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Qoros, the new international car brand, will make its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It will be displaying the Qoros GQ3 compact sedan, its first production car, as well as two concept studies. Qoros proves just how committed the brand is to offering a series of attractive, modern models for customers in Europe and China by introducing the Cross Hybrid Concept and Estate Concept preview future Qoros designs and technologies.

The platform used on the Qoros GQ3 is the same one used on the Cross Hybrid Concept and Estate Concept studies. The Qoros GQ3 will be launched in China in the second half of 2013. The first cars will begin to arrive in Europe later this year.

More Qoros models will be launched at intervals of about six months. The Qoros model range features modern, German-influenced design, world-class safety technology, and the top production quality standards. Every Qoros uses an advanced infotainment system as standard. This system is unique in the automotive sector.

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Qoros Auto Co.’s design chief Gert Hildebrand said that when the brand begins selling in Europe, it will be competing with established brands such as Volkswagen and Qoto. In January 2011, Hildebrand moved to Qoros but years before that, he led the design for BMW's Mini brand for 22 years. Qoros Auto, formerly called Chery Quantum, is China's newest automaker.

When interviewed during a recent trip to Automotive News Europe in a visit to Munich, Hildebrand said that its new mid-sized sedan will compete against established European brands. Hildebrand has a team making designs for cars. These will be built in China using designs that are very exciting.

Hildebrand oversaw the expansion of the iconic Mini brand into new variants such as the Countryman, Clubman and Coupe models. Hildebrand will assist Qoros to come out with an upscale brand of vehicles for China and Europe.

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