China’s all-new Qoros 3 hatch will take on the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and other leading European small cars when it debuts at March’s Geneva motor show.
The Qoros 3 hatch will become the second production model from the Changshu-based Israeli-Chinese joint venture, following the 3 sedan that launched in China and Slovakia in 2013.
The five-door hatchback is based on the same modular platform as the Qoros 3 sedan, which was named the ‘safest car of 2013’ by independent safety assessor Euro NCAP, after recording the highest crash-test score of any vehicle tested last year.
Like the sedan, the front-wheel-drive Qoros 3 hatch will be available with two 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines – 94kW/155Nm naturally aspirated, 116kW/210Nm turbo – paired with six-speed manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014