Chinese From Qoros Unveil Their First SUV: Qoros 3 City SUV
|   Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Qoros has presented their third series model and first SUV: Qoros 3 City SUV. The model debuted at the Guangzhou Motor Show and is a compact SUV for active clients who live in urban areas.

In relation to the compact hatchback in the same range, the 3 City SUV is 67 millimeters higher. The car has a length of 4452 millimeters, a wheelbase of 2,694 mm, a width of 1,854 mm and a height of 1,504 millimeters. Ground clearance is 170 mm and the weight is 1390 kg for the model with a manual gearbox or 1430 kg for automatic transmission.
The engine range includes a single unit, a propeller 1.6-liter turbo rated at 156 hp and 210 Nm of torque, delivering resources to the front wheels.

The manual transmission Qoros 3 City SUV version accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.1 seconds and a combined consumption of 8.9 liters per 100 km, while the maximum speed is 205 km / h. The version with automatic transmission has a 0 to 100 km / h acceleration time of 10.8 seconds, a 0.1 liters higher combined consumption, and a higher top speed of 208 km / h. Depending on the version chosen, 3 City SUV has 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels rims. The brake system includes disks for four wheels; a four-wheel drive version has not yet been announced in the range, but nor was it disproved either.

The standard Qoros 3 City SUV has ABS, speed limiter, Isofix system and EBD. Except the Active entry-level equipment, all 3 City SUV will have ESP, traction control, brake assist and cornering brake control plus driver's seat warning. The EXITE equipment will act as a warning for the driver's seatbelt port and front seat passenger.

"The first market of course is China which is our core market, and we are going to Eastern Europe as a slow start and then of course extending into European markets. The car has been developed for the Chinese market but at the same time for Europe because it is one and the same product" said Stefano Villanti, Qoros Auto executive director of sales, marketing and product strategy.

The Chinese from Qoros are the ones who have developed a car from scratch in their country and managed to get a five-star at Euro NCAP safety tests in September 2013. The new SUV of the brand is also expected to obtain the same score. Qoros became known as the first Chinese carmaker to achieve a five-star European NCAP rating for its Golf-sized Qoros 3 hatch. This was due to the engineers and design staff that is led by experienced westerners from companies like BMW and Saab.

The freshly created Chinese-Israeli Qoros was founded in 2007 and says the 3 City SUV is a rival for the likes of the VW Tiguan and upcoming Mazda CX3 and Honda HR-V- they say it 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" said the company in a press release.
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